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Lebanon Valley College Magazine Spring 2007 

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Vol.24 Number 2 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine 

Spring 2007 


Dr. Tom Hanrahan 


Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

Frederick Cusick 

Lauren McCartney Cusick 

Jen Fontanez '09 

Dr. Tom Hanrahan 

Pat Huggins 

Jeff Intoccia '02 

Christine Brandt Little 

Lori Myers 

Cindy Progin '04 

Braden Snyder '00 

Dr. Susan Verhoek 

Steve Whiskeyman '09 

Anita Williams 


Momentum Communications 

Production Manager: 

Kelly Alsedek 


Kelly Alsedek 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 
Michael Crabb Photography 
Joel Thomas '07 

Send comments or address changes to: 

Office of College Relations 
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Lebanon Valley College 
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Annville, PA 17003-1400 
Phone: 717-867-6030 
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The Valley is published by Lebanon 
Valley College and is distributed 
without charge to alumni and friends. 

The Valley is produced approximately 
five months prior to being received 
by its readership. Class Notes news 
received after production has begun 
will be included in the next issue of 
the magazine. 

2 When I Grow Up 

By Lori Myers 

Life after college poses many challenges: from 
finding that first job to wondering if Moms 

warnings that dark clothes color your whites is 

really true. Read about seven LVC students who 
just graduated and follow their dreams online 

during the course of the next few years. 

7 Sacrifice for Service 

By Pat Huggins 

LVC students lend a hand in Louisiana 

over semester break. 


The End of an Era: 
Greg Stanson '63 Retires 

By Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 
From the first time he stepped on campus in the 
fall of 1959 until his retirement in December 
2006, Greg Stanson '63 made a difference to 
many of the 12 y 633 LVC students who gradu- 
ated during his time. 


11 Valley News 

16 Class News & Notes 

35 In Memoriam 


Matthew Baily '07 stands on Chickies Rock, 
which overlooks the Susquehanna River 
near Lancaster. Baily is one of seven recent 
LVC graduates featured in When I Grow Up, 
beginning on page 2. 

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postconsumer content 

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Cowboy, ballerina, president. Nurse, teacher, football star. 
As children, we all had romantic notions about what we wanted to be 
when we grew up. We may have gotten the idea from a television show 
or perhaps an adult role model we wanted to emulate. We didn't know 
how we would go about fulfilling that career dream; we just knew it 
was what we wanted to be. 

For college seniors about to graduate, the moment has come to make 
these dreams a reality. They are facing real life and real choices. Here, 
seven LVC seniors discuss their lives, the choices they must make, and 
the challenges of finally growing up. 


Major: English and psychology 
Plans: undecided 

As a child, Nikki V^rnn couldn't decide 
what she wanted to be when she grew up. 
At times, she wanted to be a teacher, 
maybe a dolphin trainer, perhaps a doctor. 
There was even a time when she wanted to 
be the person who handed out shoes at the 
bowling alley. 

She still wasn't sure when she started at 
LVC and took general education courses. 
Finally, at the end of her freshman year, 
she declared English as a major and soon 
after, psychology as a second major. Now, 
graduation day is looming, and she is still 
not exacdy sure what she wants to do. 

"I've decided that a career in the field of 
higher education is something that I would 
like to pursue, but I am keeping my options 
open," she explains. "I know that I want to 

have a career where I can be in contact 
with people and help them to fulfill some 
kind of goal. " 

Wynn has looked into positions such as 
admission counselor and study-abroad 
advisor and knows that she would love to 
work for a college. She is excited about 
graduation, but scared about life after LVC. 

"Its scary to think that I dont know 
where Til be living or working," she says. 
"Finding a place to live or moving some- 
where new wont be easy, but I think that is 
part of growing up." 

Wynns advice for others about to grad- 
uate is to have a plan for the future, but, at 
the same time, enjoy those precious final 
few months of college. 

"Spend time with your friends and take 
advantage of the opportunities that present 
themselves," she muses. "These are the best 
days of our lives." 

The Valley 


By Lori Myers 

Matthew Baily 

Major; biology 
Plans: undecided 

Like most children, Matthew Baily 
wanted to be a lot of things. Fireman and 
fighter pilot are two that come to mind. 
When he was a home-schooled student 
from middle through high school, his 
parents exposed him to a variety of careers 
and professions, including apprenticing 
with a master carpenter. Baily even built a 
wooden canoe, "which, incidentally, still 
floats," he says with pride. 

But he decided to let go of that canoe 
and set his sights on becoming a physician 
like his father. He entered LVC as a part- 
time student, intending to go to medical 
school. After a year, he realized that he 
didn t have the drive needed to go into 
the profession. Instead, he recalled his 
childhood love of languages, his German- 
speaking grandparents, and trips to Costa 
Rica as a teenager. Baily admits he never 
did learn Spanish, but the exposure to 
foreign languages helped fuel his desire to 
learn one. 

Two years ago, Baily spent a month in 
Kenya working with a missionary family 
where he was determined to learn conver- 
sational Kiswahili. It was an incredible 
experience that resulted in his decision to 
consider the possibility of joining the 
Marine Corps after graduation. As a 
Marine, he could continue to explore 
other cultures and learn languages such 
as Arabic and Farsi. 

Baily is excited to graduate and is trying 
not to become too stressed, but admits he 
has had to reanalyze his reasons for joining 
the Corps. 

"The reasons are lacking," he muses. 
"Another thing that you learn as you 
approach graduation is that career decisions 

Matthew Baily 

may be made for terrible reasons. My 
reasons for wanting to join the military 
stemmed a great deal from my desire to 
prove myself and to seek adventure, which 
are not real reasons for military service in 
and of themselves." 

Lauren Dominium 



Lauren Dominiani 

Major: elementary education 
Plans: teacher 

Lauren Dominiani used to love watching 
the winter Olympics, particularly the skating 
competitions, and imagined herself gliding 
across the ice as an enraptured audience 
looked on. But there was one thing that stood 
in the way of her dream. Dominiani can't even 
stand on skates, let alone move effordessly 
across the rink. Fortunately, she had a back-up 
plan. In elementary school, she got the idea of 
becoming a teacher. 

"I really loved school and admired my 
teachers very much," she recalls. "Through 
middle and high school, I thought about being 
a lawyer and even a marine biologist. In early 
high school, it was a pediatrician. Then finally, 
education came back into my career path." 

At LVC, Dominiani considered majoring 
in music or Spanish education. But her 
student-teaching experience cemented her 
career plans. She is thrilled to be leaving 
college with an elementary education degree 
and a special education certification. 

As of now, Dominiani has no definite job 
lined up after graduation, but looks forward to 
having her own classroom along with the 
responsibility of preparing students for further 
education. She will be living at home until she 
gets married next April. 

"I'm a little scared about being in the 'real 
world,"' she says. "Its hard to believe I will 
soon have my own home to worry about. I 
never thought I would feel as prepared as I do 
for my future career in teaching. In other 
areas — bills, bills, bills, and other grown-up 
responsibilities , — I am extremely nervous, and 
I am starting to feel the stress already." 

Bryee Gabler 

Major: biology 
Plans: dental school 

Most children would find an orthodontist's 
office to be a frightening place. Not Bryce 
Gabler. As a middle school student going 
through the rigors of getting braces, he discover- 
ed he liked the people who worked there and, 
most importandy, the orthodontist himself. 
When his eighth-grade teachers asked him what 
he wanted to be, he responded, "orthodontist." 

"In eleventh grade, I did my junior research 
paper on orthodontics and interviewed my 
orthodontist. The interview lasted around four 
hours because he had to see his patients in 
between questions," says Gabler. "I'm sure my 
dad, who was sitting in the car, was thrilled." 

At LVC, Gabler took classes to prepare him 
to become an orthodontist, but was disappointed 
to discover that he would have to become a 
dentist first before specializing in orthodontics. 

"I realize now just how difficult it will be to 
become an orthodontist, as the competition to 
get into that specialty is extremely intense," he 
says. "I'm starting to have to tell myself that I 
may have to end up being a regular dentist if I 
can't get in." 

Gabler applied to seven dental schools and 
will be attending Temple University School of 
Dentistry after graduation. He hopes to go 
straight into orthodontics after dental school 
and then open up his own private practice. 

Gabler is one of only two LVC students since 
1996 (along with Phillip Louie '07, featured 
next) who chose to attend dental school. Gabler 
finds that fact amazing because of the Colleges 
respected reputation in the sciences. 

"That was the main reason I came here. With 
LVC on my diploma, I believed that would give 
me the edge I needed to get into dental school," 
he says. "I just feel honored to represent LVC in 
an area in which it has been absent for so long." 

Phillip Louie 

Major: biology 
Plans: dental school 

Phillip Louie looked to his parents for career 
inspiration. The fact that his father is a dentist 
and his mother worked as a medical technolo- 
gist played a huge role in his decision to become 
a health professional. He knew he wanted to be 
a doctor — he just didn't know what type. During 
the summer between his sophomore and junior 
years at LVC, Louie worked in a hospital as a 
microbiology lab technician and met various 
doctors. He realized that he just wasn't inter- 
ested in that type of medicine. 

"I started talking to my father about den- 
tistry, and he got me in with some other dentists 
around town so I could observe them," he 
explains. "I liked what I saw." 

Louie returned to the LVC campus set on 
pursuing a career in dentistry. Armed with 
motivation and purpose, he studied hard during 
his junior year, applied to dental school, and was 
accepted to Temple University School of Dentistry. 
He's been apartment hunting and feels fortunate 
that several of his good friends and his girlfriend 
will be attending schools nearby. 

"I don't know if I am scared or excited yet 
about graduating, but I think I am ready for it," 
he remarks. "It is time for me to step up 
and move on. I am sad, though, that 
I am leaving my friends, because I 
have been able to forge what I 
feel are lasting relationships — 
not only with my fellow 
students but also with some 
of my professors." 

Katie Markey 

Major: English 
Plans: graduate 

Katie Markers main 
ambition as a very young 
child growing up in 
York was to become a 
princess. Her mother 
tried to reason with her 
daughter as she pranced 
around the house in her 
princess Halloween 
costume. That was until 
the family took a trip to 
the Baltimore Aquarium, 
and Markey decided that 
she would instead 
become a marine 
biologist and play 
with dolphins. Then, 
in ninth grade, she 
discovered that 
English was her 
best subject 
and decided 
on a teaching 

Spring 2007 5 

Alan Newsome 

"When I first came to LVC, I was 
certain I wanted to be a high school 
English teacher," recalls Markey. "I never 
imagined I would change my mind. But 
by my sophomore year, I discovered that 
high school wasn't the place for me." 
Now Markey s goal is to teach at 
the college level and become an 
B English professor, a job that she calls 
"ideal." That switch will require her 
to attend graduate school and earn a 

Markey is presently waiting to 
hear back from the eight graduate 
schools to which she has applied, 
most notably New York University. 
She admits she's anxious to find 
out where she will be accepted and 
where she will be spending the 
next few years. But she is thrilled 
about experiencing this new 

"The change in my life is 
going to be enormous," she says. 
"The idea of living on my own, 
finding an apartment, paying all 
of my own bills, and going to the 
grocery store each week is both 
terrifying and exciting." 

Alan Newsome 

Major: actuarial science 
and economics 
Plans: actuary 

Alan Newsome has been playing the 
piano since he was in third grade, but 
music was always a hobby, not a lifelong 
ambition. He didn't find his career until 
seventh grade, when he read a story in 
The Wall Street Journal. The article 
reported that actuaries — professionals 
who help businesses assess risks — hold 
some of the top jobs in the country. 

"I told my friends in school that I 
was going to be an actuary," he says. "I 
still didnt know what the job was." 

With a love of math and future 
prospects of good benefits and good pay, 
Newsome entered LVC with the goal of 
becoming part of a profession that he 

knew little about at the time. He only 
knew that LVC is recognized as having 
one of the best actuarial science programs 
in the country. Over the years, Newsome 
has acquired a broad knowledge of 
statistics, finance, and business. He has 
learned how to design insurance policies, 
pension plans, and other financial 

During his freshman year, Newsome 
decided to take on a double major of 
actuarial science and economics. He 
discovered that the two went well 
together. Newsome has already received 
several job offers in Philadelphia and 
Baltimore and is presently deciding 
which one to choose. 

Newsome studied abroad in Australia 
this past fall, an experience that not only 
took him to locales such as Wilsons 
Promontory, but also taught him to be 
independent and to learn skills that will 
help him after graduation. There, he 
lived in a small dorm room and had to 
cook his own meals — such as kangaroo 
and potatoes — in a frying pan. He also 
ventured into Sydney on his own and 
soaked in the atmosphere of city life. 

"Going there made me more comfort- 
able being on my own," he says. "I'm 
looking forward to graduating. I'm excited 
about it." 

Lorl Myers is a Harris burg-based 
freelance writer whose articles appear 
in national and regional magazines, 
newspapers, and on the Internet. She is 
a regular contributor to WITF's monthly 
magazine, Central PA. 

When I Grow Up Blog 

Editor's Note: These seven 
students have all agreed to 
periodically update their journey 
through a blog on the LVC web 
site beginning several months 
after graduation. Visit the 
College web site or sign up 
for the alumni e-newsletter at for 
updates on this project. 

6 TheV, 

Sacrifice far Service 

By Pat Huggins 

or most college students, winter 
break represents an opportunity to rest 
and relax. But for a hearty group of LVC 
students, the 2006-07 holiday break 
provided an opportunity to help those far 
less fortunate than themselves pick up the 
pieces of their shattered lives. 

More than 18 months after Hurricane 
Katrina inflicted unimaginable death 
and destruction on the Gulf Coast of the 
United States, the cleanup from the 
infamous storm continues, often at a 
shockingly slow pace. Twenty-eight LVC 
students received an up-close-and-personal 
reminder of that fact during an early 
January 2007 trip to one of the hardest-hit 
areas in New Orleans — St. Bernard Parish. 

The trip, initiated by LVC President 
Stephen C. Mac Donald, was inspired by 
a May 2006 trip to the region made by a 
group of faculty and staff members. 

For a week in January, the students, 
who were led on the trip by the College 
chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, and 
three faculty members, performed very 
necessary manual labor. To aid in the 
rebuilding process, they gutted damaged 
buildings and gained an appreciation of 
just how fortunate they are to simply have 
a sturdy roof over their heads and a warm 
bed to sleep in at night. 

"I became more humble, more grateful 
for what I have," notes Shaylene Scheib 
'07. "Seeing the devastation made me 
realize that everything we have can be 
destroyed in a matter of minutes." 

"I was studying abroad when Katrina 
hit," says Christine Pastula '08, an 
economics major, "so most of the news 
coverage I heard was more political and 
focused on our government rather than 
the actual destruction. I had no clue what 
I was getting into. When I went down 

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Joel Thomas *07 and Lindsay Crunt '07 painted 
this picture to encourage the LVC volunteers. 

there and found that it still looks like a 
war zone, I was flabbergasted." 

So why did Scheib, Pastula, and their 
fellow students, who were each required to 
pay $100 to be a part of the trip, give up 
the comforts of home and a relaxing break 
for six days of hard labor? The reasons 
were varied, but the students, who were 
housed at Camp Hope in Violet, La., seem 
to have been motivated by nothing more 
than the unselfish desire to help others. 

"A lot of my friends questioned, why?'" 
says Kaitlyn Nemeth '10. "My response 
was simply, 'Why not?' If they had been in 
my shoes that week in Louisiana, they 
easily would have volunteered themselves." 

"I decided to make this trip because I 
knew how much still needed to be done," 
adds Scheib, "and a week of our break was 
nothing to contribute, in my mind. I felt I 
could very easily give up my free time in 
order to help others." 

As the leader of the trip, Fullmer was 
impressed by the students' desire to help 
others, but also by their ability to see 

beyond the work they were performing at 
the moment. 

"Over the course of the week, we worked 
on private residences, public recreation 
centers, and privately owned apartments," 
says Fullmer. "In each case, the students 
considered together, informally as they 
worked, how what they were doing would 
make a difference and to whom. I was 
impressed by their thoughtfulness. They 
represented the College — and college 
students in general — extremely well." 

In doing so, the students left the area 
with more than a sense of accomplish- 
ment. Not only did they aid in the 
rebuilding process, but they also saw that 
process continue in a positive direction. 
The trip may be over, but the students' 
concern for those in need is not. 

"Anyone who has seen our pictures and 
heard our stories can, in a sense, relate," 
says Nemeth. "But you truly cannot relate 
unless you have been down there and have 
gone through what we did. I encourage 
anyone to go down and help. You will not 
regret it." 

"At first, when the people at Camp 
Hope told us the estimated time for 
recovery was 15 to 20 years, I didn't think 
my volunteering would make much 
difference," says Joel Thomas '07. "When 
thinking back on the whole trip, I realize 
our LVC group completed a lot of work. 
Even at times when we didn't have work 
to do, we would complain about not 
working. The people of Louisiana some- 
times would come up and thank us, maybe 
even share what they experienced. That 
definitely felt like I made a difference, and 
it made a difference in me." 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from 
Lebanon and a sportswriter for the 
Lebanon Daily News. 

Spring 2007 

The End of an Era: Gr 

By Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 




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For more than 40 years, Greg 
Stanson '63 has been a force at the 
Valley. Beginning with his freshman 
year in the fall of 1959, he has witnessed 
12,633 graduates, six College presidents, 
and the addition of several academic 
programs. Nearly every campus building 
has been altered during his tenure, and the 
campus has increased from 35 to more 
than 300 acres. He has trained counselors, 
consoled parents, and answered a myriad 
of questions from prospective students. 
And yet, one question remains: Why did 
he stay so long? 

"It was the people," says Stanson. "It is 
the people who make Lebanon Valley. ,, 
And although it might seem like an LVC 
cliche, for Stanson, it's true. 

A family neighbor, Bill Scherfel '40, 

and his wife were responsible for Stansons 
first visit to campus. "Literally, from the time 
I was in the sixth grade, all I heard about was 
Lebanon Valley," says Stanson. So in his 
senior year of high school, it was a forgone 
conclusion that he would at least visit. 

When he did, he met Dr. Clark 
Carmean H'85, dean of admission. "He 
looked me straight in the eye and said, 'Boy, 
you're a long-shot.' But Scherfel spoke on 
my behalf, and so sure enough, Dr. Carmean 
gave me a chance," recalls Stanson. 

Stanson liked Carmean and the visit he 
had to Annville that rainy April day — a 
day he says he will never forget. "We had 
lunch at Hot Dog Franks," remembers 
Stanson. "And when he found out I was a 
Greek-American and that my father owned 
a restaurant, that was just it. He and his 

wife, Mary, took to me, and for four years, 
they took care of me like a son." 

But Carmean and Hot Dog Frank 
[Frank Aftosmes] were not Stanson s only 
supporters. Stanson credits Dr. George 
"Rinso" Marquette '48, now vice president 
emeritus for student affairs, with getting 
him through LVC. "I have leaned on him 
through good times and bad. Many of the 
important decisions of my life I made with 
Dean Marquette's wisdom," says Stanson. 
"He was my mentor at Lebanon Valley, as 
was Ralph Shay [Dr. Ralph Shay '42, late 
professor emeritus of history] who became 
my advisor." 

Stanson credits these men with his 
success — and for good reason. Stansons 
father passed away on the first day of the 
second semester during his sophomore year. 

8 The Valley 

eg Stanson '63 Retires 

He had no idea how he was going to finance 
his education, but he credits Marquette 
and Shay for guaranteeing him the financial 
aid to graduate. 

Following graduation, Stanson attended 
the University of Toledo on a government 
grant. He graduated with a master s degree 
in education with an emphasis in counseling. 
In the spring of 1966, Stanson received a call 
from Dr. Carl Eh r hart '40, then dean of 
the faculty, asking him to come back to LVC 
for an interview with the admission staff. 
Stanson got the job, but he never dreamt he 
would spend the next 40 years at the Valley. 

"One of the reasons I chose to come 
back was because I felt I owed a debt to 
the College," says Stanson. "I came from a 
background where I was the first in my 
family to go to college. It was, for me, pay- 

back time and I stayed with that. I never 
regretted it one day." Laughing, Stanson 
feels that after all these years, he has now 
"somewhat paid back that debt." 

Accepting students who maybe didn't 
have the highest board scores but had a 
strong determination was a special reward 
for Stanson. "There is no test in the world 
that measures motivation," he notes. "I 
was always rewarded when they graduated 
with that piece of paper and thought, 
'Well, we made the right decision/" 

But at the top of Stanson s list of profes- 
sional achievements is LVC s sponsorship 
of 13 Vietnamese refugees in the early 
1970s. "Glenn Woods '51 [associate 
professor emeritus of English], a few staff 
members, and I spent every day during the 
summer of 1972 interviewing hundreds of 

Vietnamese refugees who were stationed at 
Indian town Gap," recalls Stanson. Of the 
13 who enrolled at the College, 12 graduated 
and one transferred. 

Retirement won t keep Stanson from 
enjoying the people of the Valley. His plans 
include attending athletic and cultural 
events and continuing his daily breakfasts 
with familiar faces from LVC: Richard F. 
Charles, vice president emeritus for ad- 
vancement; Dr. William McGill, senior 
vice president and dean of the faculty 
emeritus*, and, Al Yingst, director of public 
safety. And of course, Stanson will be on 
campus each May for Commencement. 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 is part of the 
creative team in the LVC Office of College 
Relations and an adjunct Instructor in the 
Department of English. 

Spring 2007 9 


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The Tradition of Early American Decorative Arts 

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valley news 

Jeanne Arnold Receives Founders Day Award 

Students Honored for Hurricane Cleanup Efforts 

Lebanon philanthropist and commu- 
nity volunteer Jeanne Donlevy Arnold 

was honored in February at LVC for her 
selfless dedication to the needs of others in 
the Lebanon community. Arnold accepted 
the Colleges 28th annual Founders Day 
Award in ceremonies at Miller Chapel. Also 
honored were 28 students who received the 
President s Award for continuing the clean- 
up in St. Bernard Parish, La., in January in 
the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 

LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald 
said of Arnold, who retired in 1999 from 
a 35-year career as a nurse and health care 
administrator, "Where she formerly focused 
on assisting individuals, one at a time, our 
recipient now embraces whole communities 
within the scope of her good works." The 
LVC Founders Day ceremonies recognize 
individuals who contribute to the enhance- 
ment of life in central Pennsylvania. 

In a speech accepting the award, Arnold 
said, "There are so many needs out there 
in the community. Any part that each of us 
can play to improve our world . . . engag- 
ing ourselves in whatever way we can, does 
make a difference. " 

For the past 14 years at Founders Day, 
a group of Lebanon Valley College students 
has been honored with the President s 

Lebanon Valley College President Stephen C. 
MacDonald presents the President s Award at 
LVCs Founders Day to Jennifer Wagner '07 of 
Mifflinburg, Zachary Teisher '07 ofSunbury, 
Shaylene Scheib '07ofTremont, and Nick 
Boaz '10 ofDuncannon. 

Award for exemplifying the achievements, 
character, and leadership shown by the 
early leaders of the College. In addition 
to the 28 students who made the trip to 
Louisiana, several staff and faculty went 
along, too. 

MacDonald said of the students: 
"They chose to take on some of the hard- 
est physical work imaginable: miserable, 
nasty, unglamorous labor. They did this 
work effectively and cheerfully. They ached 

President Stephen C. MacDonald 
presented the Founders Day Award to 
Lebanon philanthropist and community 
volunteer Jeanne Donlevy Arnold 

and sweated and endured cold showers and 
creaking cots, but they rarely complained. 
They contributed not only their sweat and 
a full week of their time, but also their 
money, as each one of them gave $100 
toward the cost of their project." For the 
complete list of student volunteers, and 
more about their trip, visit: http://www.lvc. 

Marathon Man 

Dr. LouManza, associate professor 
and chair of psychology, is entered in 
the Vermont City Marathon this 
Memorial Day weekend It is his 
15th marathon, and he is competing 
in the hope of qualifying for the 
Boston Marathon. 

Faculty at the Cinema 

This column made its debut in the fall 
2006 issue of The Valley. Here, two 
more faculty members share insights on 
their favorite films and directors. 

Michael Pittari on his favorite directors 

The film industry was founded on a star 
system, but directors are the real artists 
behind cinemas intoxicating power. Some, 
such as the legendary John Ford, have an 
almost invisible presence. In The Searchers 
(1956), it is John Waynes character whose 
inner turmoil looms murderously on the 
screen. But Ford prodded Wayne to go 
beyond his usual hero roles, and the direc- 
tor framed camera shots to mimic majestic 
paintings of the 19th-century West. 

Director Martin Scorsese s presence is 
more palpable. In The Age of Innocence 
(1993), he abandons convention by insert- 
ing radiant color fades and abrupt edits that 
jolt the viewer into feeling the tension that 

the characters embody. Peter Greenaway s 
films go even further, utilizing artifice as a 
prerequisite for the construction of narrative. 
In The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her 
Lover (1989), the director creates a painterly 
tableau of bodies and objects, allowing the 
viewer to see behind the veil of realism that 
only loosely hangs over the allegorical plot. 
Michael Pittari is an assistant professor of art. 

Dr. Kerrie D. Smedley on Complaints 
of a Dutiful Daughter 

One of my favorite films is a documen- 
tary called Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter, 
an independent film made by Deborah 
Hoffman. A daughter films her mother 
through the later stages of Alzheimer's dis- 
ease and reflects on the way the disease has 
affected all of their lives. It is so human, 
even funny at times, and has much to say 
about the challenge of finding meaning in a 
life without a remembered past. 

Dr. Kerrie D. Smedley is an associate 
professor of psychology. 

Spring 2007 11 

valley news 

A New Vista Opens in the Basement of Miller Chapel 

By Jen Fontanez '09 

Students who have class in the lower level of Miller Chapel are 
now greeted with a large mural covering a long, curved wall behind 
a large lecture hall [known as Chapel 101]. Most of the wooden 
panels creating the masterpiece were placed on the wall before 
Thanksgiving break. 

The idea to create a mural in Miller Chapel began in late 2003. 
Ryan Derfler '04 thought the chapel needed something on the blank 
basement walls. After studying abroad in Italy and seeing the abun- 
dance of public art, he visualized the white walls of Miller Chapel as 
a canvas ready to be made beautiful with a mural. 

Michael Pittari, an assistant professor of art, began the process 
of creating the mural by designing a special topics course called 
Mural Painting. The students in the class are all art majors or minors, 
and some of them are seniors who have been through all four years 
of the College s new art and art history major. To better prepare his 
students for their task of creating a mural, Pittari taught his class the 
history behind murals from ancient times to the present. 

Once they had background on the mural process, each student 
in the class was given the task of creating a concept, design, and pro- 
posal for a potential mural. The students then presented their ideas 
to a campus panel consisting of President Stephen C. MacDonald; 
Chaplain Paul Fullmer; Ryan Derfler; Dr. Barbara Anderman, 
chair of the Art and Art History Department; Dean Ronald Toll; 
and Angie Undercuffler '06, student body president. Though a 

number of proposals captured the attention of the panel, Brett 
Buzdygons Pathways was chosen unanimously as the winning design. 

Buzdygon is a senior studio art major from Pottsville. The 
original design was created as an 8- by 33-inch colored painting 
on canvas. Pathways symbolizes the journey that all college stu- 
dents make on their way to discovering themselves. "The mural 
has an oudine of one person who represents everyman," Buzdygon 
explained. "You can put yourself in the painting." 

Buzdygon helped his classmates bring the full-sized mural to life. 
Using a series of gridlines, they converted his original color paint- 
ing to a larger scale to fit the 8- by 33-foot curved length of wall 
behind the lecture hall. The mural, painted on eight large, birch 
plywood panels with two smaller panels, took a little over a month 
to complete. The students all worked together to make sure the 
wooden panels were properly screwed into place. With the help of a 
few power tools and some hard work, the mural is now completed. 
Although there are some minor finishing touches to be made, it has 
certainly brought more life to the chapel. 

Professor Pittari feels his students design has fulfilled its purpose. 
"Miller Chapel is the spiritual heart of the campus. Brett's design is 
very appropriate for the site." 

This story is reprinted from the Nov. 30, 2006, edition of La. Vie 
Collegienne, the LVC student newspaper. 

Alumni Survey 


Most of the Physical Therapy Department faculty and staff were on hand last spring to 
raise a glass with LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald at Kreiderheim to salute the 
programs five-year accreditation. From left, Penelope Samuelson; Jennifer FuUenlove; 
Dr. Stan Dacko, chair of the department; President MacDonald; Dr. Stacey Ruch; 
Dr. Marcia Epler; Claudia Gazsi; and Dr. Philip Blatt. 

The College s first comprehensive survey 
in more than a decade produced some sur- 
prising results with more than 16.8 percent 
(2,253 as of April 12, 2007) responding. 
Thank you all for providing thoughtful and 
thought-provoking insight into our alumni 
operations. The results are being compiled 
and analysis is underway with final informa- 
tion to be shared this summer. 

If you responded with an offer to volun- 
teer or with information that would benefit 
from an answer from the College, please be 
assured that you will be hearing from us in 
due time. 

The drawing for the 10 gifts from the 
LVC Bookstore to people who participated in 
the survey was March 9. 

12 The Valley 

LVC Science Students Honored at Symposium 

Lebanon Valley College students won two first-place and two second-place 
awards in October 2006 at the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 
in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore 
County. Ten LVC students presented or co-presented nine posters during the 
symposium, which featured 158 presentations by undergraduates from 37 
colleges and universities in nine states. 

Ken Houser '08, chemistry, won first place for his work with Dr. Marc 
Harris, assistant professor of chemistry; Alison E. Hartman '07, chemistry, 
won first place for her work with Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of 
chemistry; Timothy Garrett '08, chemistry, won second place for his work 
with Harris; and, Tom Gordon '07, chemistry, won second place for his work 
with Dr. Anderson Marsh, assistant professor of chemistry. 

Pictured from left to right: Jason Navin, Katia Belousov, Mike Porambo, Ryan 
Lucas, Dr. Kristin Boeshore, Tim Garrett, Gary Lam, Tom Gordon, Dr. Anderson 
Marsh, Alison Hartman, Julia Cupp, Dr. Timothy Peelen, and Ken Houser. 

(L to r.) Joan Joyce, the late Richard Joyce, Ruth Gray, and 
Lloyd Helt Jr. 70 in 2005 

Helt and Gray Endow Professorship 

Lloyd R. Helt Jr. 70 and his wife, Ruth 
Gray, have donated $250,000 to LVC as the first 
stage of establishing the Richard Joyce Endowed 
Professorship in European History. Joyce, who 
passed away in December 2005, was a professor of 
European history at LVC for more than 32 years. 
When matched by other donations, the recent gift will 
help establish the professorship to secure and enhance 
the teaching of European history at the College. For 
more information about the professorship or to be 
a part of this special fund-raising effort, please visit 

Faculty News 

The Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, LVC chap- 
lain, is the author of a book, Resurrection in 
Marks Literary-Historical Perspective, which 
will be published in June by T&T Clark 
International (Continuum International 
Publishing Group Ltd.) as part of its New 
Testament Studies Series. The book provides 
a model for the examination of specific 
themes of Mark's Gospel in light of related 
ancient literature. The book is intended to 
enhance modern readers' understanding and 
appreciation of Mark. Also, Fullmer s review 
of Brant, Hedrick, and Sheas (eds.) Ancient 
Fiction: The Matrix of Early Christian and 
Jewish Narrative was published recendy in 
Catholic Biblical Quarterly 68 (2006) 796-798. 

Dr. Edward Sullivan, associate pro- 
fessor of business and economics, pre- 
sented a paper last fall, "A Brief History 
of the Capital Asset Pricing Model," at 
the Pennsylvania University Business and 
Economics Faculty Meetings in State 
College. His paper will appear in the con- 
ference's Proceedings. Also last fall, Sullivan 
published the book review of "Field Notes 
on the Compassionate Life," in The Journal 

of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on 
Learning. Recendy, he was invited to serve 
on the finance and auditing committee of 
the Housing Development Corporation, 
a non-profit organization that provides 
affordable housing in Pennsylvania. 

Student Awards 

An LVC senior, competing mosdy against 
graduate students and professors, won one 
of three top awards in a session of the fall 
national meeting of the American Chemical 
Society in San Francisco. Tom Gordon '07 
was recognized in September by a panel of 
judges with a $250 prize for his poster, which 
explained methods for breaking down envi- 
ronmental contaminants. It was tided 
"Temperature Dependence of the Oxidation 
of 2-Chlorophenol at the Water-Goethite 
Interface." The entry was judged with 140 
others in the Division of Colloid and Surface 
Chemistry. Gordon's poster describes studies 
conducted with Dr. Anderson Marsh, assis- 
tant professor of chemistry. 

Eleven chemistry and biochemistry 
students from the College joined thousands 
of chemists from around the world for 
the West Coast conference. Dr. Timothy 

Peelen, assistant professor of chemistry, and 
Marsh accompanied the students and gave 
oral presentations on their work with stu- 
dent co-authors. 

Amanda Edgar '09, elementary edu- 
cation, won a Philadelphia Inquirer essay 
contest and had her piece published in 
February 2006. Her essay, "Why I Chose to 
go to Lebanon Valley College," appeared in 
the Bucks County edition. 

Carfagno Publishes Poetry 

Blaine Carfagno '08 self-published his 
second book of poetry, The Young Lake, in 
February. The collection features 27 new 
pieces and ". . .recurrendy plays on metaphors 
of water and its motion..." In a La Vie 
Collegienne article, Carfagno said, "I wrote 
about just what anyone our age thinks 
about — love, getting older, self-reflection — 
things like that." He added, "I would say 
that the book is something I had a great 
time making. I enjoyed writing and revis- 
ing, and seeing my ideas come together." 

All information for this piece came from a 
March 22 article written by Steve Whiskeyman 
'09 for La Vie Collegienne. 

Spring 2007 13 

valley news 

LVC Career Connections: Alumni Online Mentoring Program 

This past fall, the Career Center 
launched a new software program, the LVC 
Job Center, allowing students to receive 
online assistance with their job search pro- 
cess. This program allows students to search 
a database of internship and job opportuni- 
ties. Students can then submit their resumes 
and cover letters directly to potential employ- 
ers or internship site coordinators. 

A component of the LVC Job Center 
allows the Alumni Office to develop an 
online network of volunteer mentors. This 
mentoring program, "Career Connections," 
will provide an opportunity for alumni vol- 
unteers to connect with students and other 
alumni through e-mail or phone conversa- 
tions. Mentors will assist students with their 
career exploration and help them through 
the job search process. Mentors can also 
assist alumni interested in moving on in their 
current field of employment or who might 
want to explore a new career. 

Mentors can: 

• Help develop a clear perspective 
about a career field 

• Furnish information about a 
particular company or organization 

• Provide information about a 
geographic area and its resources 

• Give advice about the best methods 
for entering a career field 

• Offer advice for r&ume* development 
and networking 

• Offer a day of shadowing 

How the program works: 

To join, alumni can visit the Alumni 
or Career Center home page and register. 
Alumni will be asked to complete an online 
profile. Alumni can then serve as mentors, 
and their profile will be available for all 

alumni and students to view. Participants 
can determine how many "contacts" they 
wish to receive each month. The database 
for this mentoring program can be sorted by 
major, occupation/current job description, 
areas of expertise, co-curricular activities, and 
geographic region. This will allow students 
and alumni to receive more personalized 

To register, please visit 


For questions, please contact Ann 
Myers, director of alumni programs, 
at 717-867-6321 or 

Softball Stars 

Under ninth-year Head Coach Stacey 
HoUinger (not pictured), the LVC sojibaU 
team set a program record with 29 wins in 
2006 and ranked among the top-38 teams in 
NCAA Division III for GPAfor the second 
consecutive year. Representing the program 
are the teams seven fourth-year seniors. 
From left to right, (front): Audrey Bennner, 
Kelly O'Toole, andNicolle Henry; (back): 
Lisa DiCristofaro, Jenn Roberts, Jenn Parks, 
and Amy Batz. 

From Central Pa. to 
Central Europe, LVC 
Choirs on the Move 

LVC s elite Concert and Chamber 
choirs left for a nine-day tour of central 
Europe in mid-May. The students sang 
in Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna and 
Salzburg, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary. 
This was the first trip to Europe in four 
years for the College s premiere choral 
groups, whose members are chosen by 
audition. Singers in the Chamber Choir 
are drawn from the larger Concert Choir. 
In late March, the 81 -voice Concert Choir 
also toured central Pennsylvania for four 
days. Most choral members were able to 
take part in the European tour as well. 
The LVC Concert Choir is directed by 
Dr. Mark Mecham, chair of the Music 
Department and Carmean Professor of 
Music at the College. In Europe, the cho- 
ral program included Three Hungarian 
Folk Songs by Matyas Seiber; the Slovak 
folk tune, Kde Su Kravy Moje; and 
Dvorak's V Priode (In Nature). The men 
of the choir performed the traditional 
English folk song arranged by Ralph 
Vaughan Williams, Down Among the 
Dead Men, while the women performed 
Philip Lawson's arrangement of You Are 
the New Day. 

Reducing Waste at LVC 

To help reduce the amount of waste 
from paper cups, the Student Programming 
Board and Student Action for the Earth 
(S.A.EE.) are sponsoring the official LVC 
travel mug. For only $3, students can pur- 
chase the mug and receive a discount on 
coffee — not only at LVC s Lynch Coffee 
Bar, but also at MJ s Coffeehouse. 

Students Assist 
World Vision 

Lisa Burkholder '08 and Julia Cupp 

'08 coordinated a campus project in 
December 2006 to collect hygiene and 
medical kit supplies for poverty-stricken 
countries in Latin America, Africa, and 
Asia. Both members of the campus organi- 
zation Servants of Christ, Burkholder and 
Cupp donated the kits to World Vision, a 
nonprofit Christian organization that fights 
poverty. LVC students donated enough soap, 
antifungal cream, latex gloves, washcloths, 
and flashlights to fill 25 kits. 

14 The Valley 

Second CD Release for 
LVC Couple 

LVC violinist and orchestra conductor Dr. 
Johannes Dietrich and his wife, cellist Dr. Marie- 
Aline Cadieux, who enjoy an international reputa- 
tion for dynamic performances, have packaged their 
unique sound in their second CD, Whimsies. The 
disk features Cadieuxs first compositions, "Three 
Nostalgic Pieces." She is an associate professor of 
music at Kutztown University and teaches cello as 
an adjunct at LVC. As Dietrich explains of their 
selections, "They convey some of the joy we have 
had learning how to dance, and also trace some 

Duo Terlan# 

Duo Terlano, Whimsies 

of Maries own musical heritage. Her mother and 
grandmother are superb pianists and teachers. 

"We wanted to choose a program that would 
be fun — both for us to work on, and for the 
folks who would be listening to it," Dietrich says. 
"We recorded the Mozart Duo, both because it is 
a wonderful piece, and in commemoration of the 
250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Both Marie 
and I dearly love the music of J.S. Bach and have 
done a great deal of his solo pieces. We also have 
both played these Two-Part Inventions on the 
piano. We enjoyed the challenge of making the 
two voices work on our respective instruments. 

Marie and I have been champions of music 
by women composers. Rebecca Clarke is one of 
the most-respected (and most frequendy played) 
20th-century woman composers, and these two 
delightful little pieces clearly capture her sense of 
humor, her ability to write lyrically, and her abil- 
ity to write idiomatically for our instruments. 

"The Dancla duet and the Samba by 
Zimbinho are pieces we have performed fre- 
quendy, primarily because they are so much fun 
to play, and are such unexpected pieces for our 
two instruments." The CDs are available by 

LVC Organist Plays Eggert Composition at Kimmel Center 

LVC organist Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman was 

one of four internationally acclaimed organists who 
were invited to play the largest concert hall organ in 
the United States in the second annual Organ Recital 
Marathon. The May 5 event was held at the Kimmel 
Center in Philadelphia. Moorman-Stahlman, associ- 
ate professor of music at LVC, featured a piece in her 
50-minute recital by composer Dr. Scott Eggert, LVC 
professor of music. She played his 1998 composi- 
tion, Mycenae: Graveshaft V. "The work is one of the 
most virtuosic works ever composed for the organ," 
Moorman-Stahlman says. "I have performed the work 
on several occasions, always receiving an enthusiastic 
response from the audience. The striking changes in 
mood and intensity create an immense emotional 

Alan Morrison, the internationally acclaimed organ- 
ist and organ professor at Curtis Institute of Music in 
Philadelphia, recommended that Moorman-Stahlman 
take part in the marathon, attended by thousands of 
concertgoers. Morrison heard her play several times and 
said "she is a must" for the event. 

The Dobson organ Op. 76 "is truly the king of 
instruments," according to Moorman-Stahlman. It has 
nearly 7,000 pipes, four blowers, 300 levels of memory, 
111 stops, and pipe sizes ranging from about the size of Dr. Scott Eggert 
a drinking straw up to two feet square by 32 feet high. 

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman 


if" ^Sm R[Wq 

Phase I of the $18+ million Neidig-Garber revitalization has concluded. 

Phase II of Neidig-Garber Revitalization Begins 

With first phase renovations of the Neidig-Garber Science Center nearing comple- 
tion, attention now turns to construction on the north side of the building. After 
Commencement in May, faculty and staff are scheduled to move from their current 
unrenovated locations on the north side to the newly completed laboratories and 
offices on the south side. Temporary walls that currently serve as noise and dust barri- 
ers will be moved to the opposite side of the corridors, allowing construction to begin 
on Phase II of the revitalization. 

Phase II will mirror the progress that has been made on the south side during Phase 
I, but will include the completion of the new north-side entrance and atrium tower. 
With much of the heating, ventilation, and chemical delivery systems already in place 
from the construction in Phase I, the completion of Phase II is scheduled for January 
2008. At that time, faculty and staff will move into the finished laboratories, class- 
rooms, and offices on the north side of the building, and the Department of Physics, 
which has temporarily relocated to Lynch Memorial Hall, will return to the Neidig- 
Garber Science Center. 

A building dedication is planned for fall 2008. 

Spring 2007 15 

class news & notes 

NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania 
unless otherwise noted. 


Class years ending 

in 2s and 7s will 
celebrate reunions. 


The Rev. Dr. Mark J. Hostetter '36, H'68 

was honored on June 9, 2006, by the 
Annville Alumni Association as the 
Outstanding Alumni of the Year. Mark has 
served more than 50 years as pastor of vari- 
ous parishes throughout Pennsylvania, as 
well as in Alpha, Ohio, and Kansas City, 
Mo. He served as the district superintendent 
of the Lancaster District of the United 
Methodist Church for several years. In addi- 
tion to his parish ministry duties, he has 
served his community as president of the 
Family Service Agency of Reading and pres- 
ident of the Lebanon Area Cancer Society. 


Harry K. Miller Jr. '43, H70 and his wife, 
Peggy, celebrated their 60th wedding anni- 
versary on Dec. 28, 2006. They reside in an 
assisted living facility in Prescott, Ariz. 

Dorothy Landis Gray '44 was the guest 
conductor for the Alumni Choir at 
Arkansas/Lyon College, Batesville, during 
their homecoming festivities in Oct. 2006. 

Robert E. Baker '49 was one of eight sur- 
viving World War II veterans from the U.S. 
Army's 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion who 
attended a recent reunion in Pittsburgh. The 
Army's Chemical Corps awarded each of the 
eight men a medal and certificate naming 
them members of the Order of the Dragon, 
an honorary fraternity started in World War I. 

Dorothy Smith Heisey '49 reports that her 
grandson, Daniel Walmer, matriculated as 
a freshman at LVC this fall. Daniel is also 
the nephew of Terry M. Heisey '73. 


Louis Fried '51 has started his new career 
as a fiction author with the publication of a 
short story collection, tided Other Countries! 
Other Worlds. The book can be ordered 
through any major bookseller. 

Richard L. Kline '51 has been inducted 
into the National Honor Rolls Outstanding 
American Teachers for the year 2005-2006. 
Richard taught music education in the 
Hempfield School District in Landisville. 
He has been published in the NHR 
Outstanding American Teachers 2005 — 2006 
Commemorative Edition. 

The Rev. Henry R. Early '53 was honored 
at the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Harrisburg, on June 25, 2006, in 
recognition of the 50th anniversary of his 

Fred W. Arnold '55 stopped by the LVC 
Alumni Office in July 2006. He and his 
wife live in Frazier, Calif., and were in the 
area visiting family. This is the first time he 
has been back to the campus in a number 
of years. 

Richard "Dick" E. Besecker '55 was the 

recipient of the James P. Oliver Citizenship 
Award, given to him by the Greencasde- 
Antrim Chamber of Commerce. "Mr. B.," 
as he is affectionately called, has been a 
longtime music educator in the Greencastle- 
Antrim School District. 

David Willoughby '55 has retired from all 
music leadership in the Elizabethtown 
Church of the Brethren, but continues to 
play double bass in the Hershey Symphony 
Orchestra. David is busy preparing the 7th 
edition of his McGraw-Hill college text- 
book, titled The World of Music. 

Dr. Jacquelyn Fetterhoff Douglass '57 
and her husband, Henry "Skip" Douglass 
'58, recendy celebrated their golden anni- 
versary with family and friends in Las Vegas. 
Hosting the celebration, along with other 
family members, was their daughter, Dr. 
Marcy Douglass '81, and her daughter, 
Ariel Douglass- De vine '05. 

For the third consecutive year, Bernerd A. 
Buzgon, Esq., '59 has been named to 
Philadelphia Magazines "Pennsylvania Super 
Lawyers 2006, The Ultimate Guide to the 
Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania." 

Karl Mover '59 helped celebrate the 100th 
anniversary of his church's pipe organ, serv- 
ing as the organist on that momentous 
Sunday. Moyer's grandfather's brother 
(Christopher Moyer) was the first to play 
the organ at Salem United Church of Christ 
in Campbelltown in 1906. The Moeller 
pipe organ was one of about 4,000 organs 
donated to churches by Pittsburgh steel 
magnate Andrew Carnegie. 


Mark R. Dubbs '60 is the director of 
music at Mt. Olive United Methodist 
Church in Randallstown, Md. 

Dr. Peter H. Riddle '61 has recendy retired 
and published his fifth novel, Coming Home 
Again. This novel is a sailing adventure set 
in his home province of Nova Scotia. 

Carol B. Steiner '61 attended her 45th 
class reunion in May 2006. She reports 
everyone had a wonderful time and she 
encourages all class members to attend their 

Harry Vanderbach '61 has announced his 
retirement as manager of human relations at 
CertainTeed Corporation in Williamstown, 

Karl Thomas Brandt '62 is a managing 
director at SunCar Technology in Avila 
Beach, Calif. His recendy published book, 
The Bull and Bear Diet, was released at the 
Los Angeles Times Bookfair in 2006. He has 
lived and worked in Lancaster, Singapore, 
and Brazil, and now calls California his home. 

Dr. Hiram Fitzgerald '62, associate provost 
for university outreach and engagement and 
university distinguished professor of psychol- 
ogy at Michigan State University, accepted 
the 2006 Dolley Madison Award for 
Outstanding Lifelong Contribution to the 
Development and Well-being of Very Young 
Children and their Families. The award is 
one of the most prestigious honors in the 
multi-disciplinary field of infancy and early 
childhood, and is named in honor of former 
First Lady Dolley Madison. Previous recipi- 
ents of the Madison Award include Anna 
Freud, the psychoanalyst and daughter of 
Sigmund Freud; Benjamin Spock, M.D., 
the world-famous pediatrician and 
author of Baby and Child Care; Urie 

16 The Valley 

Bronfenbrenner, Ph.D., one of the worlds 
leading theorists of developmental psycholo- 
gy; and Edward Zigler, Ph.D., the architect 
of the federal Head Start program. 

After serving in several capacities for more 
than 40 years, Greg Stanson '63 recendy 
retired as LVC s vice president for enroll- 
ment and student services. He was granted 
emeritus status by the College s Board of 
Trustees. (For more on Greg, please see 
pages 8-9.) 

Sallie Gerhart-Light '64 retired in June 

2006 from teaching elementary school. 
She will be moving to Florida and will be 
reunited, after 42 years, with her LVC 
roommate, Lovella Naylor '64, who also 
resides in Florida. 

Bishop Susan Wolfe Hassinger '64, H'97 

is the new spiritual leader of the Wyoming 
Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church. Bishop Hassinger is serving on an 
interim basis until Aug. 31, 2008. 

Malcom Lazin '65 is the recipient of the 

2007 Prime Movers grant through Hunt 
Alternatives Fund of Cambridge, Mass. He 
was selected for his commitment to advanc- 
ing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender 
(GLBT) equality. The grant is intended to 
strengthen and encourage Malcoms leader- 
ship in the GLBT civil rights movement. 

Roberta Gable Reed '67 retired in June 
2006 from Maricopa Medical Center, 
Phoenix, Ariz., after three years as director 
for academic research. Prior to that, she 
spent 30 years as a research scientist and 
associate director for the Research Institute 
at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y. 

On July 1, 2006, after 35 years of service, 
Jack S. Schwalm '67 retired from teaching 
instrumental music in Howard County, Md. 

Lucy Sumner '67 founded The Magic Penny, 
Inc., a non-profit organization created to 
develop and implement individualized self- 
sufficiency action plans that will empower 
rural communities in Sierra Leone by foster- 
ing education, health, and economic growth. 
(For more on Lucy, please see page 29.) 

After 38 years in education, Dr. James 
Newcomer '68 retired as assistant superin- 
tendent in the Quakertown Community 

Traditions of the Valley: 

The Red Avenger Returns 

By Jasmine Amnions Bucher '97 

Not seen on campus in more 
than 1 5 years, the Red Avenger 
has once again emerged from the 
shadows of the night. Materializing 

in the wee hours of a chilly January morn, he left his mark — a ruby, 
spray-painted "I'm Back, R.A." on the windows of Faust Lounge. 

The legend of the Red Avenger goes back to the late 1960s. Although many have 
theorized about his origins, none of these various tales have been verified. Despite the 
mystery of his beginnings, many agree on his signature antics, which included sounding 
long red horns on the quadrangle late at night, painting his initials around campus, and 
wearing his celebrated scarlet mask and cape. 

Today's Red Avenger did his homework. He, too, has disturbed the peace by blaring 
air horns on the quad in the wee hours of the morning, crossing campus in a crimson 
flash, racing across the court during a basketball game, and making his presence known 
by spray painting "R.A." around campus. 

His marks may be reminiscent of years past, but this is a Valley prankster for the 
new millennium. Not only did he announce his return by marking the Mund College 
Center, but also by sending an e-mail to College President Stephen C. MacDonald 
expressing his "distaste for destruction and wanton vandalism." And, the Red Avenger 
has a profile on Facebook, the online community, where he has hundreds of friends and 
posts digital pictures of his mayhem. 

Once a menace to the College community, he has been welcomed back to campus 
by students, faculty, administrators, and alumni with open arms. Will his pranks con- 
tinue to remain harmless? Will his identity be revealed? Stay tuned. 

For more information about the Red Avenger and other LVC campus lore, visit the 
L-Online at 

Dear Sir (addressed to President MacDonald), 

Out of the pages of LVC lore I have returned to reality. No longer a figment from the 
past, but now a fact of the present. This fair Valley has lost some of that spark from 
its rich history, surrendering itself to the monotony of a campus that has forgotten 
its roots and is slowly losing its traditions — the very things that have made it such a 
fascinating institution. I was awoken by the subconscious cries of such a student body 
and I come in the name of mischief and mayhem. But fear not! Unlike some of my pre- 
vious manifestations, I have no taste for destruction and wanton vandalism. On your 
morning run through campus, I am certain that you will notice that I have left my mark 
upon the windows of Faust Lounge — a greeting to you and to all: "Hello." 

Mischievously Yours, 

Red Avenger 

PS. My ink is quite delible, requiring only soap and warm water. Such is my calling 
card and anything more permanent should be regarded as an imposter. 

Dear Mr. Avenger (or dare I presume to call you "Red"?): 

Thank you for your kind note. I consider myself properly warned of your spectral renais- 
sance. I shall share this news with my senior administrators. I expect they will all 
shudder with apprehension at the prospects of mischief and mayhem. 

I remain yours, shaken but resolute, 

Stephen MacDonald 

Jasmine Amnions Bucher '97 is part of the creative team in the LVC Office of 
College Relations and an adjunct instructor in the Department of English. 

Spring 2007 17 

class news & notes 

School District. Jim received the Bucks 
County Intermediate Unit s Outstanding 
Service Award for his work with special 
needs students. 

Jean McClelland Doherty '69 is an 

adjunct professor of choral music and music 
history at Keuka College in New York. 

After 35 years, Jean Heilman '69 has 
retired from teaching music in the Pen 
Argyl Area School District. 

James Hoffman '69 is working on an 
experimental program, teaching four home- 
schooled bell choirs in Lititz. The 45 
students are from grades three to 1 1 . 

Ben Klugh Jr. '69 is director of Florida 
Agricultural Statistics Service. 


Linda Henderson '71 is the director of 
public health at the Ventura County Health 
Care Agency, Oxnard, Calif. 

Dr. John "Buzz" Jones '72 was recendy 
appointed the director of Gettysburg 
College s F. William Sunderman Sr. 

Conservatory of Music. He will continue to 
direct the jazz program and teach upper- 
level music theory courses. Buzz, who began 
at Gettysburg College in 1989, previously 
served as interim director of the conservato- 
ry, chair of the college s music department, 
and director of bands. He is well-known 
regionally as a composer and the director 
and bassist of the Buzz Jones Big Band. The 
PMEA District 7 commissioned him to 
compose an elementary band and orchestra 
piece in memory of Rodney Miller 9 77» 

Diane Seegert Oberdorff '73 is employed 
by Guildford Child Development as an 
education specialist in Early Head Start cen- 
ters in Greensboro and High Point, N.C. 

Jim Rebhorn '73 is the plant manager for 
Accumed, Inc., in Lawrencewille, N.J. 
Accumed makes over-the-counter medicines 
for major drugstores. 

Rae Tanner '73 is a medical writer for 
Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., 
in Morrisville, N.C. 

The Hershey Bears, in conjunction with the 
American Hockey League, announced that 
President and General Manager Doug 
Yingst 73 was the 2005-06 winner of the 
James C. Hendy Memorial Award as the 
AHL's top executive. Doug is one of only 
two other executives to win the Hendy 
award twice. Yingst was instrumental in 

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Mark your calendar, and come home to the Valley! Reunite with old friends and see what 
has changed and what has remained the same at dear old LVC. All alumni are invited, and 
the class years ending in 2s and 7s are celebrating reunions. Interested in volunteering, 
or have general questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Programs at 1 .800.ALUMLVC 
(1 .800.258.6582) or 

Visit for a complete schedule. There will be BBQs, 
clambakes, wine tasting, golf, and plenty of reminiscing. Bookmark your class web pages 
and start celebrating your reunion now. You can find out which of your classmates are 
attending, submit photos, write messages to friends and classmates, and more. 

establishing the Bears' new affiliation agree- 
ment with the Washington Capitals, which 
ultimately led to the Bears winning the 
2006 Calder Cup Championship. 

Dr. Robert Harbaugh '74, professor and 
chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at 
the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, has 
been listed for the fourth consecutive year 
in Americas Top Doctors, a health-care con- 
sumer guide designed to help patients find 
the right specialists locally and nationally. 
The publication recognizes physicians who 
are considered by their peers to be the best 
in their fields. 

Mark Jurman '74 received his graduate 
certificate degree in bioinformatics from 
Northeastern University in April 2006. 

Mary Didden Kartzman '74 has retired 
after teaching for 30 years in Charlotte 
(N.C.) Mecklenburg schools. She is now a 
kindergarten assistant in the Beaufort 
County (N.C.) schools. 

Eileen Briggs '75 and Kirk House exchanged 
wedding vows on April 8, 2006, in Mechanics- 
burg. Eileen is a music teacher for the East 
Pennsboro Area School District. 

Rebecca Bushong-Taylor '75 is a practic- 
ing psychotherapist, specializing in post- 
traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Along 
with practicing out of her home, she does 
consultation work around the country. Over 
the past 1 5 years, she has developed a thera- 
peutic tool to help PTSD survivors heal 
from deep trauma damage. She is currendy 
writing a book about her work. 

Kevin Hartnett '75 is a school psycholo- 
gist/behavior specialist at York Suburban 
High School. 

The Rev. Peter R. Cebulka 76 is the 

director of Catholic campus ministry at 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. In 
addition, he is currendy serving as provost 
of the New Brunswick Congregation of the 
Oratory of St. Philip Neri. 

John Cullather '76 and his wife, Kathleen, 
welcomed a son, Peter Quang, into their 
family. Peter was recendy adopted in Vietnam. 

Nanette LaCorte '76 and her 120-piece 
marching band of seventh and eighth grad- 
ers from Richard M. Teitelman Junior High 
School in Cape May, N.J., participated in 
the 2006 Memorial Day Parade in Annville. 

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Vicki Sturm Crum '77 and her husband, 
Brion, are pleased to announce the adoption 
of a daughter, Rachael, from China. Rachael 
came to the U.S. on Feb. 18, 2006, at the 
age of 21 months. 

Dr. Warren Mata 9 77 is the principal at 
Springfield Township Middle School in 
Oreland. Warren is on the teaching faculty 
of the Educational Leadership Program for 
Aspiring Principals in the Graduate School 
of Education at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. In addition, he is a math facilitator 
for the Math & Science Partnership of 
Greater Philadelphia. 

The Rev. Connie R. Burkholder '78 was 

the pianist for the 2006 Church of the 
Brethren Annual Conference in Des 
Moines, Iowa. She began a spiritual direc- 
tion ministry in Jan. 2007 at the Heartland 
Center for Spirituality with the Dominican 
Sisters of Great Bend, Kan. 

Watteredge Inc. in Avon Lake, Ohio, 
recendy announced the appointment of 
Frank C. Destro '78 as general manager 
of its Industrial Hose Division. 

Frank Harpel '78 is a pervasive develop- 
mental disorder/autistic support teacher 
at Lincoln Intermediate Unit at York 
Suburban Middle School in New Oxford. 

The Rev. Bill Shillady 78 was highlighted 
in a recent Dallas edition of The United 
Methodist Worldwide News. This edition 
took a look back at Sept. 11, 2001, chroni- 
cling his experience of being in Manhattan 
that tragic day. 

William (Bill) Brown Jr. 79 has been 
named vice president of enrollment at LVC. 
(See page 22 for more information.) 

Pamela Frantz Emery 79 has been named 
an education specialist with the Swatara 
Township-based Pennsylvania Association of 
Realtors Real Estate Institute. 

Diane Carroll Pugh 79 is a consultant for 
TekSystems, Conshohocken. Diane married 
Robert Pittenger on Jan. 8, 2001, in Bucks 
County. Her family includes two daughters, 
one step-daughter, two step-sons, and one 
foster son. They recently hosted an 
exchange student from Columbia. 

Susan Roland Schmitt 79 is a nurse edu- 
cator for the Good Samaritan Health 
System in Lebanon. 


Ronald Beatty '80 is a medical physicist at 
the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. 

Shirley Hockley '80 retired from her 
position at LVC as director of continuing 
education in Dec. 2006. 

Gregory Shupp '80 has been named the 
tuberculosis program manager/coordinator 
of the year for 2006 at the statewide Florida 
Department of Health Bureau of Tuber- 
culosis and Refugee Health meeting. 

Linda Sliwoski '80 has been appointed to 
the position of education director of the 
Developmental Day School through the 
Professional Center for Child Development 
in Andover and Lawrence, Mass. 

Catching the Spirit of Caring 

By Christine Brandt Little 

Cood deeds are always inspiring, 
but between Adrienne Nye 
D*08 and Lauren Ferrara J 09, 
you could say they are positively 
contagious. When Nye shared her 
experiences of caring for needy chil- 
dren during mission trips to Kenya, 
Ferrara caught both Nye's excitement 
and her commitment. 

"I have always had an interest 
in Africa, and I love working with 
children," says Ferrara, an elemen- 
tary/special education major. "When 
Adrienne told me she went to Africa, 
I thought, 'Oh my goodness, that is 
what I want to do! ,M 

Ferrara and her mother, Debbie 
Barry, are planning a trip this summer to the same orphanage where Nye, a physi- 
cal therapy major, volunteered most recendy over winter break. Nye has traveled to 
Thailand once and Kenya three times to care for orphaned and abandoned children. 

The Kenyan children have endured tragedies all too common in Africa, notes Nye. 
"Their parents have died, maybe from AIDS, some have been murdered, and some 
just cant take it anymore and leave the children in the streets. They definitely break 
your heart." 

Ferraras interest in helping children runs deep. An honors graduate of Cumberland 
Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, she founded her school's education club. She 
is currendy vice president of the Lebanon Valley Educational Partnership (LVEP), a 
mentoring program that links LVC students to Lebanon School District secondary 
students to help them stay in school and pursue a college education. 

Following graduation, Ferrara says she will pass on to her own students the vision 
she caught from Nye. "In Africa, I will get to help in the classroom and interact with 
the children. I will definitely share those experiences and try to inspire my students to 
go out and do whatever they can to help." 

Christine Brandt Uttle Is a freelance writer from Gettysburg. Her work has 
appeared in Centra/ PA Magazine, Celebrate Gettysburg, Chester Cownty Life, 
and other publications. 

Nye (left) inspired Ferrara to travel to Africa 
as a volunteer. 

Spring 2007 19 

class news & notes 

Dr. Marcy J. Douglass '81 received her 
doctoral degree in counselor education in 
Dec. 2005 from the College of William & 
Mary. She is an adjunct professor in coun- 
seling and women's studies at William & 
Mary and a counselor for the Center of 
Autism in Newport News, Va. 

Steven Miller, Esq., '81 is head of collec- 
tion development and research services and 
associate professor of computer technology 
law at the Ohio Northern University 
College of Law. 

Craig Olinger '81 is deputy chief accoun- 
tant for the Division of Corporation Finance 
at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Com- 
mission in Washington, D.C. His wife, 
Christine Lowther Olinger '81, is a senior 
chemist in the Office of Pesticide Programs 
of the U.S. Environmental Protection 

Dr. Kathleen M. Picciano '81 is a 

veterinarian for the Delaware Racing 
Commission. In addition, she works for 
the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Racing 

Outside His Zone 

Lt. Tyrone Broxton 

By Braden Snyder '00 

Lt. Tyrone Broxton '03 has never been 
afraid to step outside his comfort zone. 

Now, he is making a living by helping others 
do the same. 

In November 2006, Broxton signed on as the 
diversity recruit specialist at the U.S. Merchant 
Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Much of 
his job involves recruiting minority students and 
women and seeing them through the highly 
complex application process at Kings Point, one 
of five United States Service Academies. 

An African American who grew up in subur- 
ban Philadelphia, Broxton has been forced to 
adapt to new environments a number of times 
in his life, beginning with his days as a minority student at LVC. After graduating 
with a degree in English with a concentration in communications, he experienced 
culture shock when he took a job as the sports information director (SID) at Alcorn 
State University, a historically black university in rural Mississippi. Not only did he 
adapt, he excelled, and was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference SID of 
the Year. 

After two years down south, Broxton returned north to Kings Point, working 
first in a civilian role as the SID and now as a ranked officer at the academy. 

"I just try to be a motivator," said Broxton on his approach to recruiting pro- 
spective minority midshipmen. "I try to relay the same mentality I had when I was 
a student, 'If I can succeed here, I can succeed anywhere.'" 

Broxtons duties have drastically changed since entering the world of admissions, 
but he believes the communication skills he developed during his time at the Valley 
have paid off in both of his careers. Working as an SID required heavy loads of 
writing, while his current position demands strong verbal communication. 

Although he has found a profession he can settle on for an extended period of 
time, don't expect the ever-ambitious Broxton to stop taking on new challenges. 
"The journeys not over yet," he said, "that's for sure." 

Braden Snyder '00 has been LVC's sports information director since 2002. 
Snyder hired Broxton as a student worker at LVC and started him on the 
sports information director track. 

commission, and teaches two veterinary 
courses at Manor College in Jenkintown. 

Mary Eleanor Roberts '81 married Joseph 
Patrick Kelly on July 21, 2006, in Mt. Gretna. 
Mary is employed at Barclay Condominiums 
in Philadelphia. 

Anna Marie Finley '82 received her mas- 
ter's degree in educational leadership from 
Neumann College in Philadelphia with a 
dual certification in elementary education 
and special education. She is a learning sup- 
port teacher in the Wallingford-Swarthmore 
School District. 

Scott Mailen '82 is the director of the 
Dauphin County after-school program 
through Philhaven Hospital. 

Alec Puketza '82 is a corporate controller 
at The Rees Companies, Inc., in Collegeville. 
He and his wife, Allison, have two daugh- 
ters, Abigail, 6, and Anja, 3. 

Alicia Lawrence Smith '83 is self-employed 
as a massage therapist and Reiki practitio- 
ner. Her business, located in Gettysburg, is 
called Alicia Smith Energy & Bodywork. 

Dr. David N. Blauch '84 and Laura 
Fowler '85 were married on June 16, 2006, 
in Gettysburg. David is a professor of 
chemistry at Davidson College in 
Mooresville, N.C. 

Dr. Thomas Kane '84 recendy accepted the 
position of assistant superintendent for the 
Morris County School District in New Jersey. 

Anthony "Tony" Lamberto '84 was 

recendy hired as vice president of residential 
and consumer lending by Windsor Federal 
Savings and Loan in Windsor, Conn. 

George Cicotte '85 is a chief environmental 
health physicist consultant for active bases 
at the U.S. Air Force Institute for Operational 
Health in Brooks City-Base, Texas. 

Janet Leiss '86, P'91 and Ken Klinger 
exchanged wedding vows on June 12, 2006. 
Janet is a retired registered nurse. 

Jean Zimmerman Scott '86 is a physical 
therapist for Excel Physical Therapy and is 
an adjunct professor at Arcadia University 
in the physical therapy program. 

20 The Valley 

Kevin Biddle '87 is a seventh-grade social 
studies teacher at the Elizabethtown Area 
Middle School. He serves as the social 
studies coordinator for grades six through 
eight, and directs the plays and musicals for 
both the high school and middle school. In 
addition, he is the director of music minis- 
try at Christ Church UCC in Annville. 

Darla Dixon '87 and Chip Strait exchanged 
wedding vows on Dec. 3, 2005, in Aspen, 
Colo. They welcomed a daughter, Emmalyn 
Halsey Strait, into their home on Sept. 28, 

Theodore D. Brosius '88, a partner with 
Boles Metzger Brosius & Ritter of Sus- 
quehanna Township, was named secretary of 
the south central chapter of the Pennsylvania 
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Linda Powell '88 is director of the 
planetarium at The State Museum of 
Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. She is a first- 
degree black belt in Taiji and an assistant 
coach at Jose Johnson s Chinese Martial 
Arts and Wellness Center in Harrisburg. 
She is also a level 2 certified competition 
judge for the U.S. Wushu Union. 

Karen Jones VanHouten '88 and Paul A* 
VanHouten Jr. '89 welcomed a daughter, 
Bridget Jane, into their family on June 21, 
2006. Paul is a sixth-grade teacher at 
Williamstown Middle School in New Jersey. 
Karen is at home with their new baby. 

Brogan Patrick Kepple, son of Doreen 
Simmons Kepple '89 and Jason Kepple, 
celebrated his second birthday in Feb. 2007. 
Brogan has two older sisters, Julia Felicity, 
8, and Audrey Collette, 7. Doreen is a tech- 
nical applications specialist for ITT 
Engineered Valves, Lancaster. 


Arran "Chuck" Adams '90 is the director 
of information technology risk management 
at Fannie Mae in Herndon, Va. 

John S. Brenner '90, mayor of the City of 
York, was the commencement speaker at 
Penn State York's sixth annual fall com- 
mencement in Dec. 2006. 

Sycamores and More 

* By Dr. Susan Verhoek 

In the summer on LVGs Academic Quad near Lynch and Blair, yoti can recog- 
nize two sycamores by their krge maple-shajped leaves and their compact balls 
of small tufted fruits. In addition, you can smell them, because warmed by the 
summer sun, the sticky terminal buds produce a clove-like scent. During the win- 
ter, the sycamore trees with camouflage-patterned bark in grayish white and brown 
stand out among the darker trunks of other trees. Our LVC Arboretum specimens 
are on dry land, but they also grow in lowlands along the stream banks as those 
of you who fish or canoe can attest. How can our campus "dry ones" grow so tall? 
People once thought that sycamores needed the extra moisture of streams, but now 
we know that deep soil, like that on flood plains, is what sycamores need, along 
with simply adequate moisture. 

Our native sycamore Platanus occidentalis grows from Maine and Minnesota 
to Texas and Florida. In southeastern Europe and western Asia, another species, 
Platanus orientalis — the Oriental plane tree — is native. In between, and cultivated 
in both the East and West, grows a hybrid Platanus X acerifolia t the London plane 
tree. If you go to London, this hybrid is the street tree you see along the Thames 
embankment near Westminster Abbey. Leaf shape, bark color, and the number 
of fruit balls borne together distinguish these three species and three more in the 
American Southwest. 

But there is more about sycamores. If the leaves look like maple leaves, it is logi- 
cal that maple leaves look like sycamore leaves. Indeed, at LVC there grows a syca- 
more maple, Acer pseudoplatanus. Whether this tree was planted behind Laughlin 
Hall to confuse botany students, we will never know, but it is a beautiful large speci- 
men, producing the typical winged fruits of maples. 

And still there is more ... In the Bible, Zacchaeus (who had a Bible school song 
written about him), climbed into a a sycomore w tree to see Jesus pass by. But note the 
spelling. This syc-o-more is not the hulking giant of the Platanus syc-a-more species, 
but a spreading variety of Ficus related to the figs. Ficus sycomorous is a street and 
shade tree of the semi-tropics and tropics. Ficus carica is the edible fig. We are famil- 
iar with Ficus bcnjamina, called a weeping fig, but we know it better as the "mall 
or lobby fig," since it is widely grown indoors in the United States as a small tree. 
At LVC, we have them in the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library and in the Mund 
College Center. In this same genus are the rubber, bo, and banyan trees. There is 
more to be told about all of them, but for sycomores and sycamores, this is more 
than enough! 

Dr. Susan Verhoek is a professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College and the 
director of the LVC Arboretum. 

Spring 2007 21 

class news & notes 

William J. Brown Jr. 79 
Promoted to Vice President 

William J. Brown Jr. 

'79 was named vice 
president of enrollment 
at LVC in December. 
His appointment fol- 
lowed the retirement of 
Gregory Stanson '63. 

Brown, who has been with the College for 
26 years, began his career at LVC as an 
admission counselor, and since 1993 has 
served as dean of admission and financial 
aid. During his tenure, enrollment at the 
school more than doubled. And, the academ- 
ic quality of the student body improved. 
Brown successfully integrated the nations 
first achievement-based scholarship pro- 
gram, pioneered at LVC in 1991 by its late 
president, Dr. John Synodinos H'96. As a 
result, the Valley became a national trend- 
setter in the move to reward and encourage 
academic excellence. 

Brown, a Lancaster native, graduated in 
1975 from McCaskey High School and 
earned a degree in history four years later 
from LVC. In 1988, he completed a mas- 
ter of business administration degree at 
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, 
now renamed Philadelphia University. In 
1990, Brown completed a Management 
Development Program for higher education 
administrators at Harvard University. 

Brian Smith '90 is a music/string specialist 
at Hunters Woods Elementary School in the 
Fairfax County Public Schools, Reston, Va. 
He and his wife, Elizabeth Smith '90, have 
three children: Christopher, 7; Charlotte, 4; 
and Connor, 10 months old. 

Todd Truntz, Esq., '90 is an attorney with 
Keefer, Wood, Allen & Rahal, LLP in 
Camp Hill. 

Kelly May Bergquist '91 is the band 
director for the William Floyd School 
District in Moriches, N.Y. 

Aaron Johnson '91 is a payroll staff 
accountant at Supportive Concepts for 
Families, Inc., in Reading. He is also serving 
as the treasurer and a volunteer firefighter 
with the Shillington Fire Company. 

Wendy Halliday Liles '91 and her hus- 
band, Nathan, welcomed a daughter, 
Savannah Rose, into their family on 
Feb. 4, 2006. 

Campbell Leigh Willard, daughter of 
Danielle Campbell Willard '91, and her 

husband, George, celebrated her first birth- 
day on Oct. 4, 2006. 

R. Hille Craig '92 received her master s 
degree with honors in exceptional education 
in June 2006 from Nova Southeastern 
University in Florida, and has been accepted 
to the doctoral program for the 2006-2007 
year. She is a varying exceptionalities teacher 
in the Hillsborough County School District 
in Tampa. 

James A. Hargrove Jr. '92 is a customer 
service/assistant manager at Harvest 
Community Bank in New Jersey. He was 
recendy appointed associate pastor at Port 
Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene in 
Millville, N.J. 

Michele Klinsky '92 is the director of 
patron services at The Shakespeare Theatre 
of New Jersey. She oversees box-office and 
house-management activities, including 
ticketing, customer service, space rentals, 
food concessions, gift shop sales, and 
special events. 

Dr. John Perozich '92 and his wife, 
Loralei, welcomed twin sons, Aiden Roy 
and Anthony John, into their family on 
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006. 

Douglas Prowant '92 is the director of 
bands for the Mount Union Area School 

Patricia Shatto-Young '92 is the operations 
director at River Rock Academy. She received 
a master s degree in organizational manage- 
ment from the University of Phoenix in 2005. 

After working for the State of Delaware for 
the past 10 years, David M. Sullivan '92 
started a new job in July 2006 as the tax 
commissioner for the state of Rhode Island. 
In his new role, David oversees a division of 
220 people, which administers all of the 
taxes for the state. He has been selected to 
receive the Young Alumnus Award during 
Alumni Weekend in June. 

Timothy F. Dowling '93 is a further 
processing manager at Empire Kosher 
Poultry in Mifflintown. 

Jordan Thomas, third son of Suzann 
Rajkovac Fodor '93 and Dr. Peter 
Fodor '92, celebrated his first birthday 
in Aug. 2006. 

Jeffrey M. Geisel '93 is head football coach 
at Susquenita High School in Duncannon. 

Stephen Michael Hand '93 married Saron 
Rachel Kolaskey on Jan. 19, 2007, in Fort 
Wayne, Ind. Stephen is a training and 
development manager at Mountaire Farms 
of Delmarva in Delaware. 

Ryan H. Tweedie '93 is the chief executive 
officer of Sapien Software, Morristown, N.J. 

Melissa Fleegal, Ph.D., '94 and Marc 
DeMotta were married on June 11, 2006, 
in Tucson, Ariz. Melissa is a post-doctoral 
fellow at St. Louis University in Missouri. 

Dr. Kristin Sagun '94 completed her 
pre-doctoral internship in professional psy- 
chology at the Johns Hopkins University 
Counseling Center in Baltimore. She earned 
her doctoral degree in counseling psychology 
in Aug. 2006 from Temple University, and 
is currendy a clinical post-doctoral fellow at 
Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore. 

Teresa Scianna-Gonder '94 and her hus- 
band, Matthew, welcomed a son, Vincenzo 
Michael Scianna-Gonder, into their family 
on Aug. 2, 2006. 

Dr. Lynn M. Sosnoskie *94 and Joseph 
Laforest exchanged wedding vows on June 
18, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio. LVC alumni 
in attendance were Sheri Smith '94 and 
Matthew St. Georges '94. Lynn is a post- 
doctoral research associate at the University 
of Georgia in Tifton. 

Ronda Weller Washinger '94 is an autistic 
support teacher at the Greencasde-Antrim 
Primary School, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 
#12, in Greencasde. 

Charlotte Deane Fry '95 and her husband, 
Robert, have two sons: Jarrett, 4, and Brady, 
2. Charlotte is employed by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania as a specialist with 
the Refugee Resettlement Program. 

Kent E. Heberlig '95, '00 and his wife, 
Jasmine, welcomed their third child, Clare 
Marie, into their family on Dec. 9, 2006. 
He is employed by Berks Packaging, Inc., 

22 The Valley 

Jennifer Hotzman Bender '96 and 
Matthew R. Bender '96 welcomed a son, 
Gavin, into their family on June 15, 2006. 
Jennifer is an account executive at Trans- 
continental Direct, Hamburg. 

Joanna Toft Funk, Esq., '96 has accepted 
a position with the law firm of Arthur J. 
Becker Jr., Hanover. 

J. Nicole Hartman '96 has recendy been 
named lead pre-kindergarten teacher and 
director of the Oxford Community Pre- 
school Program. Her husband, Michael 
Hartman '94, is a product manager at 
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. 

William Kesil '96 and his wife, Kimberly, 
welcomed a daughter, Morgan Anna, into 
their family on March 3, 2006. 

Rebecca Miller Mozi '96 and her husband, 
Stephen, welcomed their first child, Andrew 
Stephen, into their family on Aug. 23, 2006. 

Dr. Heather Nissley '96 is a neuropsychol- 
ogist/geropsychologist at the Coatesville 
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. 

On July 15, 2006, Mark Smith '96 married 
Carol Chambers in Hummelstown in a 
small, intimate ceremony. They have two 
daughters, Cassie, 8, and Alexsys, 2. 

Elizabeth Schlundt Tinsley '96 and her 

husband, Mark, welcomed their second 
child, Megan Elizabeth, into their family on 
Oct. 22, 2006. Megan joins her older 
brother, Luke, 2. 

Kimberly Leister Bainum '97 is a human 
resources consultant at SAP America in 
Newtown Square where she works on vari- 
ous human resource technology projects 
and implementations. 

Duane Garman '97 is an information tech- 
nology/systems analyst at Environmental 
Conservation Labs in Florida. 

Phil Getty '97 is a general manager II at 
Excel, Inc., in Hammond, Ind. 

Bradley Harris '97 and Kimberly Bahnsen 
exchanged wedding vows on July 22, 2006, 
in Wayne. Bradley received his master's 
degree in biotechnology in May 2005 from 
Johns Hopkins University. He is an image 
analysis specialist at Carl Zeiss Micro- 
Imaging in Thornwood, N.Y. 


By Cindy Progin '04 

During the week, Laura Gockley '08 is a typical college student — attending 
classes, studying, hanging out with friends. But on weekends, she is anything 
but typical. Not only is she a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 
and ambulance driver for the Ephrata Community Ambulance Association, but she 
also attends firefighting training school. Every weekend, Gockley logs 24-36 volunteer 
hours, and more on holidays and breaks. 

"Volunteerism is in my blood," says Gockley. "I've been around the volunteer life 
since before I was born." Her mother, an EMT for 30 years, drove an ambulance while 
she was pregnant with Laura, and her father has been a volunteer firefighter for more 
than 30 years. In fact, not long after Gockley learned to walk, she was "driving" an 
ambulance — a miniature version — in baby parades held throughout her community. 

Laura Gockly '08 poses in front of the miniature ambulance she used to "drive" in parades as a child. 

Even though Gockley grew up within a close-knit volunteer community, it wasn't 
until she was a high school senior that she decided to get into the family "business." 

"I was contemplating a career in the healthcare field and decided that being an 
EMT would provide me with the experience needed to see if it was what I really wanted 
to do," she explains. So, in January 2004, Gockley began 144 hours of intense training. 
After reporting from 8 to 5 every Saturday for 16 weeks and passing the states written 
and practical tests, she became a certified EMT. 

Gockley didn't rest on her laurels for long. When she saw a need for ambulance 
drivers, she enrolled in the 16-hour emergency vehicle operation course. Although she 
prefers the patient contact as an EMT, she serves as a driver when the need arises. To 
experience every aspect of emergency response, she is now taking a rigorous 166-hour 
volunteer firefighter training course. 

Between July 2004 and December 2006, Gockley logged 3,494 volunteer hours, 
responding to 977 calls. She has been on calls involving everything from stubbed toes 
to cardiac arrests to vehicular accidents and was even present when a paramedic delivered 
a baby. "I was able to hold the baby immediately, even before the mother," she says. 

"It may sound like a cliche', but I get satisfaction from saving a life — actually 
breathing for someone — and from knowing that without you and your crew that 
person could possibly be dead." 

Cindy Progin '04 is director of advancement research at LVC. 

Spring 2007 23 

Shoulder to Shoulder 

By Lauren McCartney Cusick 

Jeanne Donlevy Arnold loves hummingbirds. 
As she sits on the edge of her chair at the Lebanon 
Country Club, it is easy to see the delicacy that one 
of Lebanon s leading philanthropists shares with the 
whirring little birds. But for Arnold, it is the hum- 
mingbirds' feistiness — not their delicate beauty — that 
draws her most of all: "They're incredible little fight- 
ers, mystical and fairy-like," she explains. 

Hummingbirds remind her of the acutely ill 
children she champions at the Penn State Children's 
Hospital at the Hershey Medical Center — they're frag- 
ile, but still remarkably resilient, she says. She named 
one of her favorite health care initiatives at Hershey the 
Hummingbird Project. She endowed the project and 
calls it a real passion. "I've met with parents and listened to pretty horrendous stories of 
all of a sudden having an acutely ill child; they're overwhelmed," she remarks. 

The Hummingbird Project is designed to ensure that families with recendy 
discharged and extremely ill children know exacdy how to give their small charges 
excellent care. "Surveys have shown that patients retain only 10 to 20 percent of 
their discharge instructions," Arnold explains. As a nurse and health care administra- 
tor for 35 years, she has been fighting all her working life to eliminate gaps in health 
care. Now, she continues the fight in retirement, sometimes working 35-hour weeks, 
astounding fellow volunteers and professionals with her energy. 

Retired since 1999 from her position as senior vice president for patient-care servic- 
es at Gobd Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, she has been married for the past eight years 
to fellow philanthropist and LVC Trustee Ed Arnold. "It really has been a blessing to be 
able to do something significant, to invest the emotional and the financial capital. Its a 
blessing to have a supportive husband; together we respect each other's interests." 

The role of philanthropist may be relatively new to her, but throughout her life, 
Arnold has felt equally blessed by the strong work ethic she inherited from her par- 
ents, who raised her in a rural, middle-class home in Rhode Island. Those values, 
she believes, made it possible for her to make a seamless transition from her work 
in health care to her volunteer work on behalf of causes too numerous to men- 
tion — many of them revolving around health, women, and children. And some of 
her volunteer and philanthropic causes flow from her last project at Good Samaritan, 
a community-needs assessment that touched on many countywide social services. 
Arnold was honored for her community leadership and philanthropy at LVC's 
Founders Day in February. Two years ago, she was named Citizen of the Year by the 
Lebanon Daily News. Also that year, both Arnolds received the 2005 Outstanding 
Philanthropist Award sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the 
Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is the namesake for the building 
housing the Lebanon Family Health Services and the Sexual Assault Resource and 
Counseling Center. 

"But more than just sharing her wealth, Jeanne works shoulder to shoulder 
with other volunteers to ensure that people get the full measure of benefit from 
that giving," said Lebanon Daily News publisher Dave Smith last year in the Jan. 3 
edition. The benefit for her, she is quick to point out, is that she has made so many 
friends from her volunteer work. 

Even though she is extremely mindful of her own blessings, she can't help but 
muse, "If each one of us could try to make a difference, just think what this world 
would be like." 

Lauren McCartney Cusick is the director of media relations at LVC. 

class news denotes 

Daniel Henderson '97 and Kathleen Davis 
exchanged wedding vows in Trumansburg, 
N.Y., on Sept. 17, 2005. The third and final 
album by Dan's band, Mr. Downstairs, be 
all/end all, was released in June 2004. He 
received his master's degree in decision sci- 
ences in June 2006 from the University of 
Oregon. He is a consumer usage analyst for 
Hewlett-Packard in Corvallis, Ore. 

1st Lt. Nathan Hillegas '97 ran in the U.S. 
Army ten-miler in Washington, D.C., in 
Oct. 2006, representing his battalion, 
2-30 Infantry Battalion. Nathan returned 
from Afghanistan, where he was promoted 
to captain, in March. With his wife, Amy, 
and children, Grace, Sam, and Will, he is 
being transferred to Fort Huachuca in 
Arizona where he will begin the Captains 
Career Course for Military Intelligence. 

Cathleen Ketterer '97 received her master's 
degree in Aug. 2006 in music education 
from West Chester University. She is an 
elementary music teacher in the West Shore 
School District in New Cumberland. 

Nicole Lancieri '97 and Michael Roccato 
were married Nov. 19, 2005. They wel- 
comed a son, Ottavio Carmine Roccato, 
into their family on Oct. 10, 2006. Nicole 
is a guidance counselor in the Pemberton 
Township School District in New Jersey. 

Ryan McKinley '97 and his wife, Jennifer, 
welcomed a daughter, Reese, into their family 
on Oct. 25, 2006. Ryan is the president/ 
owner of Blue Marlin Real Estate, Inc., in York 

Mary Bullock Never '97 and her husband, 
Daniel R. Never '95, welcomed a son, 
Patrick Russell, into their family on Dec. 8, 
2005. Patrick joins his older sister, Maggie, 
3. Mary is a math technology teacher in the 
Kingsway Regional School District in New 

Karick E. Stober '97 received his master s 
degree in business administration in May 
2006 from the University of Maryland. 

Denise Oraboni Wildman '97 and her 

husband, Keith, welcomed a son, Ryan, 
into their family in March 2006. 

David Wright '97 received his master's 
degree in education administration in Aug. 
2006 from California University of 
Pennsylvania. David is the dean of students 
for East Pennsboro High School in Enola. 
His wife, Greta Snyder Wright '97, is 
teaching elementary music to first and 
second graders at Sara Lindemuth 

24 The Valley 

Elementary School in the Susquehanna 
Township School District, Harrisburg. 

Deena Hixon Aguiar '98 and her husband, 
Jeremy, welcomed a son, Dayton Franklin, 
into their family on Sept. 1, 2006. 

Meghan Toppin Beidle '98 and Nicholas 
Beidle '99 are pleased to announce the 
birth of their first child, Aurora Joyce, on 
Oct. 25, 2006. 

Danielle Boileau '98 was promoted to a 
counselor position at Valencia Community 
College in Orlando, Fla., and will begin the 
tenure process in fall 2007. 

Amy Borders Downey '98 and her hus- 
band, Chris, welcomed a daughter, Hailey 
Marie, into their family on Feb. 10, 2006. 

Wendy Warner Froio '98 and her husband, 
Nicolas, welcomed their first child, Eva 
Caterina, into their family on July 5, 2006. 

Todd Gamble '98 has been promoted to 
senior PC support specialist at LVC. 

Douglas G. Haring '98 is a medical illus- 
trator for MediVisuals, Inc., in Richmond. 

Beth Heintzelman '98 and Jeffrey Millar 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 24, 

2005, in Carlisle. Beth is a sales consultant 
for Sutliff Saturn in Harrisburg. 

Kimberly Hollich '98 is the controller at 
Handrail Design, Inc., in Columbia. 

Jocelyn Norton '98 and Troy Cornick 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 16, 

2006, in Louisville, Ken. Jocelyn is an asso- 
ciate actuary with Retirement Consulting 
Actuaries in Kentucky. 

Erin Schmid Sanno '98 and her husband, 
Jeffrey L. Sanno '96, welcomed a son, 
Mason Allen Sanno, into their home on 
Aug. 7, 2006. 

The Rev. Randy E. Smith '98 is the 

associate pastor of young adults at Pequea 
Brethren in Christ Church, Lancaster. 

Aaron F. Strenkoski '98 and his wife, 
Alicia, welcomed their second son, Connor 
Jacob, into their family on Jan. 3, 2007. 

Shannan Bennett '99 and her husband, 
Chad, welcomed a son, Nicholas Alexander, 
into their family on April 21, 2006. Shannan 
is a behavior therapist at Southwest 
Behavioral Health Services in Phoenix. 

Brad Borremans '99 and Stephanie Kreider 
exchanged wedding vows on June 24, 2006. 
Jeff Rhone '99 served as a groomsman. Brad 
is an eighth-grade U.S. history teacher in 
the Eastern Lancaster County School District. 

Heather Draper '99 and Jeff Lesoine 
exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 18, 2006, 
in LVC s Miller Chapel. Melissa Mowrer 
Terch '99 was a bridesmaid. The Rev. 
Lorelei Bach '71 officiated at the ceremony. 

On July 6, 2006, Jill Fleming Drayer '99 
and Jason Drayer '98 welcomed a daugh- 
ter, Avery Peyton, into their family. Avery s 
older sister, Skylar Grace, is 3. 

Mark Ewing '99 is a chemist at Mid 
Atlantic Finishing in Capitol Heights, Md. 

Errosiny Trapezountios Graf '99 and Carl 
Graf '98 now have two children, Nicole, 6, 
and George, 2. 

Melanie Orth Henery '99 received her 
master's degree in information systems in 
May 2006 from The Pennsylvania State 

Joanne Altrath Jesiolowski '99, '01 is a 

communications manager at the architectural 
firm of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, 

Ellen Gehr Kaplan, Esq., '99 is an associ- 
ate in the Real Estate Practice Group of the 
law offices of WolfBlock in New Jersey. She 
is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, 
and New Jersey bar associations. 

Lori Moyer '99 and Scott McCarty 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 2, 2006, 
in Elizabethtown. In attendance were Alicia 
Way Showalter '99, Karlin Schroeder Mbah 
'99, Monica Fitzgerald Shellenberger '99, 
Dr. M. Joshua Shellenberger '99, and 
Erin Rabuck Arva '99. 

G. Scott Myers '99 is an international tax 
accountant with DENTSPLY International, 
Inc., in York. 

Elizabeth Orzechowski '99 and David R. 
Beckelman exchanged wedding vows on 
Nov. 22, 2006, in Kingston. Dawn 
McCabe Schober '99 and Theresa Shenk- 
O'Donnell '00 served as honor attendants. 

Thomas Schaaf '99 and Kerri Gasser 
Schaaf '02 welcomed a son, Thomas Jr. 
(TJ), into their family on Jan. 13, 2007. 

Monica Fitzgerald Shellenberger '99 and 
Dr. M. Joshua Shellenberger '99 wel- 
comed their first child, Matthew Paul, into 
their family on July 15, 2006. 

The Rev. Michelle Tearing '99 and Brian 
Beissel were married May 20, 2006, in 
LVC s Miller Chapel. Michelle's sister, 
Carol Price '97, was the matron of honor. 
Bridesmaids included Tara Leberknight 
'00, Rebecca Rhoads '00, and Michelle 
Koons '02. Michelle is the pastor at Trinity 
United Methodist Church, Northumberland. 


Kristen Arnold '00, a third-grade teacher 
at Hambright Elementary School in 
Lancaster, received her masters degree in 
May 2005 from Millersville University. 

Daniel B. Beatty '00 and Cionne Janae* 
Pickens were married on Aug. 20, 2006, 
in New York. Daniel is a manager for Gate 
Gourmet, a company that supplies food and 
beverages to airlines. 

Beth Geist Cerullo '00 and Brian Cerullo 

'00 welcomed a daughter, Mia Elizabeth, 
into their family on Aug. 11, 2006. 

Ashley Crust '00 is the band director 
for the Keystone Central School District, 

Emily S. Dickey '00 teaches tenth- and 
eleventh-grade English at Smithsburg High 
School in the Washington County (Md.) 
Public Schools. Daughter Nora recendy 
celebrated her second birthday. 

Dr. Brian Patson '00 received his medical 
degree in May 2006 from the Temple 
University School of Medicine. He has 
started a residency in internal medicine at 
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. 

James M. Pavlick '00 and Meghan Press 
exchanged wedding vows on May 21, 2005, 
in Skippack. Brian Cerullo '00 was in the 
wedding party, and Beth Geist Cerullo '00 

read at the ceremony. Jim is the Northeast 
sales representative for Baden Sports, Inc. 

Lindsay Shattuck '00 and Jeremy Allen 
were married on July 15, 2006, in Point 
Pleasant, N.J. Mary Barrell Kunkle '00 

was in attendance. Lindsay is an elementary 
school band director in the Tinton Falls 
School District in New Jersey. 

Spring 2007 25 

class news & notes 

Erin Paxson Vollberg '00 and her 
husband, Paul A. Vollberg '98, welcomed 
a son, Andrew James, into their family on 
Jan. 9, 2007. 

Jamie Wesloskie *00 and John Bolton 
exchanged wedding vows on July 8, 2006, 
in Hershey. Included in the bridal party was 
Kerri Hansell '02. Jamie received her 
masters degree in clinical psychology from 
Millersville University and is currendy 
enrolled in a Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine doctoral program. 

Patrick Woodward *00 is the founder of a 
mobile music discovery service based in 
California. In 2006, he spent time in New 
York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, working with 
recording artists on their records. He had 
one major release in Japan with artist Hikaru 
Utada and another release in the U.S. with 
2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. 

Christine Alexander Yerkes '00 is the 

registrar at Franklin & Marshall College 
in Lancaster. 


Jennifer Chaplin '01 and Nick Grossman 
exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 27, 2007, 
in Springfield. Jennifer is a school psycholo- 
gist, working with K-5 students in the 
West Chester Area School District. 

Nancy P. Cherry M'01 recendy retired 
from Harley-Davidson, York. 

Dr. Derek J. Fisher '01 received his 
doctoral degree in molecular virology and 
microbiology in Oct. 2006 from the 
University of Pittsburgh. He is a post-doc- 
toral researcher at the Uniformed Services 
University in Bethesda, Md. 

Sophia Gianna Gervase 

Melissa Black Gervase '01 and Eric 
Gervase '01 welcomed a baby girl, Sophia 
Gianna, into their family on Sept. 22, 2006. 

Angela Gow '01 married Matthew Groman 
on Nov. 1, 2004. They have two sons, 
Wyatt, 3, and Kyle, 1. 

Charles R. Harrison '01 is a social studies 
teacher and the head indoor and outdoor 
track and field coach at ELCO in Lebanon. 

Angela Harter '01 is a pre-kindergarten 
teacher at Follow Me Child Care Center in 

Amanda Holmes '01 is a behavioral health 
professional at Providence Service Corpor- 
ation of Maine. 

On Sept. 2, 2006, Jill Louise Kershner 
M'01 and Jason Allen Dersder exchanged 
wedding vows in Cornwall. Jill is a supply 
chain specialist at Johnson & Johnson in 

Alison Kabat Messner '01 is a support 
coordinator for United Disabilities Services 
in Williamsport. 

Dr. Michael C Myers '01 is a post-doctoral 
researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Donald Raiger '01 and his wife, Dawn, 
welcomed their first child, Cole Andersen, 
into their family on Nov. 15, 2006. Donald 
is a correctional researcher and analyst for 
Lancaster County. 

Lynne Tenley Shapiro '01 and David 
Shapiro '99 welcomed a daughter, Rachel 
Marie, into their family on Sept. 15, 2006. 
Lynne is the youth director at Middletown 
Youth Center. David was promoted to 
director of technical services at LVC. 

Todd Ryan Sturniolo '01 and Heidi 
Wolterstorffwere united in marriage on July 
23, 2005. Todd is a trombonist in the U.S. 
Army Field Band. 

Michelle Walmsley '01 is director 
of the annual fund at Lasell College in 
Newton, Mass. She married Michael 
Vigneux on Oct. 7, 2006. 

Jennifer Wood '01 received her masters 
degree in education in 2004 from The 
Pennsylvania State University. She is the 
coordinator of special education in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 


Jessica Bartholomew '02 and Tommy 
Mealy Jr. '00 exchanged wedding vows on 
June 24, 2006, in Hershey. Jessica is an 
English teacher at Cumberland Valley High 
School in Mechanicsburg, and Tommy is 
the athletic director and assistant football 
and track and Held coach at Bishop 
McDevitt High School in Harrisburg. 

Heather Bate '02 is a staff accountant 
at Select Medical Corporation in 

Cheryl Beezup '02 and Matthew 
Tomlinson exchanged wedding vows on 
May 6, 2006, in Lancaster. Amy Stack 
Rovers '01 was in the bridal party. LVC 
alumni in attendance were Kelly Cooney 
Watts '01, Katie Geho Hocker '01, Jason 
Hocker '01, Liz Jones '02, Marissa Shaw 
Rosenfield '02, and Don Nolett III '01. 

Joanna Bissell '02 received her masters 
degree in human development and family 
studies in Dec. 2005 from the College of 
Health and Human Development at The 
Pennsylvania State University. 

Daniel W. Brenner '02 played Horton the 
elephant in Seussical the Musical in Hanover. 
Daniel is director of jazz studies for Spring 
Grove Area High School and is also 
involved with the marching band and 
indoor drum line. 

Andrea DeWitt '02 received her masters 
degree in clinical psychology in June 2004 
from Drexel University. She is a clinical 
director at Resources for Human Develop- 
ment in Philadelphia. 

Nicole Duzick '02 and Scott McCloy 
were married Oct. 7, 2006, in Newark, 
Ohio. Included in the bridal party was 
Jayanne Hayward '01. LVC alumni in 
attendance were Jason Royer '99 and 
Greg Steckbeck '99. 

Lois Fegan '02 is a statistical analyst for the 
Baltimore County Health Department in 
Maryland. She earned her master's degree in 
criminal justice/corrections in April 2007 
from the University of Baltimore. 

26 The Valley 

Glorious Fal 

Three teams. Three seniors. One special season 

As LVC Director Kathleen Tierney put it, "We indeed 
^d some very special performances in the fall of 2006." 

By Jeff Intoccia ? 

The first performance came on the gridiron, as the Lebanon Valley football team went 6-4 y 
achieving its first winning season in 14 years. The team won the final three games and averaged 55 
points in the last two conference contests. 

"We had a football team that was committed to finding a way to win," Head Coach Jim 
Monos says. "We adopted the slogan 'Make a Difference' and the team accomplished that goal. 
By the end of the season, this football team would not be denied. They not only expected to win, 
they played to win and they played together!" 

Dan Kelly '07 became one of the programs most prolific passers. The senior signal-caller, an 
All-Middle Atlantic Corporation (MAC) second team selection, set LVC career records for passing 
yardage (5,934), pass completions (459), touchdown passes (61), and total offense (6,742 yards). 

"Dan is a special young man," Monos notes. "He is not only an outstanding player, but he 
possesses a strong work ethic and a determined attitude. He wants to win at everything he does. 
This style of leadership is very contagious and our football team took on his personality. With all 
of the records that Dan broke at LVC, he will be most proud of the fact that he was part of the 
team that turned the football program in the right direction." 

The LVC field hockey team won its first Commonwealth Conference championship since 2000, 
blanking Messiah College, 2—0, in the finals. The Valley also advanced to the Fin$d Four of the 
NCAA Division III National Tournament. Lebanon Valley finished with a 20-3 record, tying the 
single-season school record for victories. 

"I believe the ultimate reason for our success was the inner desire these kids had to reach the 
goals we set forth early in the season," Head Coach Laurel Martin states. "They believed in the 
team and were not going to accept less. It is not always the most talented group that gets the far- 
thest but the ones that want it the most. They wanted it." 

Stephanie Marguglio '07 shattered the school record with 147 career points (78 goals, 24 
assists); the record had stood for 34 years (Barbara Hall Streeter '72). 

"Stephanie is one of the most colorful personalities I have ever met," Martin says, smiling. 
"She has the ability to translate this wonderful 
gift onto the hockey field. She is scrappy and 
tenacious. Very few people can get to the ball 
first as she does consistendy, or have the ability 
to push her off of the ball. It was not only her 
senior year but also the culmination of all four 
years that helped her achieve this great career- 
point record." 

The LVC women's volleyball team earned a program-best sixth consecutive Commonwealth 
Conference playoff berth. The players also captured their sixth straight 20-win season. 

"We try not to make a lot of mistakes, and we've been pretty good at it over the years," 
Head Coach Wayne Perry '78 notes. "We don't play cautiously, we play confidendy within our 
abilities and don't get rattled when things go wrong." 

Natalie Goodfellow '07 capped a stellar four-year career, setting the school season record 
with 617 kills. She also owns the program's career record of 1,662 spikes. 

"Nat had some great things going for her," says Perry. "First, she has always had other great 
players around her, so she has always had a lot of chances to take a swing. Secondly, she can 
jump out of the gym, and she possesses an extremely quick arm swing. These physical traits 
allowed her to generate an amazing amount of explosive power." 

Jeff Intoccia '02 is a former La Vie Colleglenne sports writer. 

class news & notes 

Misty Gloudemans '02 married Harry M. 
Sohn on July 10, 2006, in Las Vegas. Misty 
is a reading teacher at Union Canal Elemen- 
tary School, Lebanon. 

Lt. J.G. April Gunsallus '02 is a news edi- 
tor/designer with the Centre Daily Times in 
State College. She also received a promotion 
to Lieutenant Junior-Grade from the U.S. 


John Havran '02 is a doctoral candidate at 
the Ohio University in Athens. 

Abbey Hershey '02 is an outpatient thera- 
pist at Northwestern Human Services in 
Lansdale. She earned her masters degree in 
clinical psychology in 2005 from LaSalle 
University, Philadelphia. 

{Catherine Hetter '02 received her master s 
degree in environmental chemistry in May 
2006 from the State University of New York 
at Albany. She is an environmental chemist 
trainee 1 at the New York State Department 
of Environmental Conservation. 

Kristin Hilgert '02 is senior trial manage- 
ment coordinator at Immune Tolerance 
Network in Bethesda, Md. 

Kara Kinsey '02 recendy began working as 
a member of the advanced development 
team at The Edcomm Group in Fort 

Melissa Schneider Light '02 and David 
Light '00 welcomed a daughter, Julie 
Catherine, into their family on Feb. 1, 2006. 

Christy Gallihugh Mackey '02 and Jason 
Mackey '02 welcomed their first son, Elijah 
Alexander, into their family on March 21, 

Sara Mintonye '02 and Andrew Taylor '02 

were married Sept. 24, 2005, in Cazenovia, 
N.Y. Sara is a travel counselor at Odysseys 
Unlimited, and Andrew is the director of 
tutor services at Summit Educational 
Group, both in Watertown, Mass. 

Jennifer Elizabeth North '02 and Tyler 
Christopher Roberts '02 were married July 
16, 2005, in Chambersburg. Jennifer is 
employed by the Washington County 
School system as a music teacher for K-5. 
Tim is a key accounts manager at American 
Micro Industries, Inc., in Chambersburg. 
He is also president of Cross and Crown, a 
web development business he started with 
his brother. 

Sean Reilly '02 is the food and beverage 
controller at Mortons, the Steakhouse of 
Chicago, in Adantic City. 

On Nov. 1 1, 2006, Stu Seiden '02 married 
Alyson Crawford on the island of St. 
Thomas. Joining them in St. Thomas were 
fellow LVC graduates: Rachel Walker 
Block '03, Amber Shotwell '02 and fiance 
Scott Schilling '03, Jamie Taylor '02, 
Kevin Block '02, Carrie Fetterman 
Kutchma '00, and Greg Kutchma '02. Stu 
recendy joined the regional law firm of 
Parker McCay in New Jersey as an associate 
attorney. He is a member of the firm's real 
estate and land use group and will concen- 
trate his practice in the areas of environ- 
mental law and land use. 

Amy Shoemaker '02 and Nick Ovuka 
were married May 27, 2006, in Lancaster. 
Members of the bridal party included 
Danielle McMaster '02 and Ellen 
Shughart '02. Amy is a senior actuarial 
analyst at Coventry Health Care in 
Bethesda, Md. 

Jen Smolenski Slicks '02 is a special educa- 
tion teacher at Wilsonville High School in 
the West Linn-Wilsonville School District 
in Oregon. 

Anthony Steele '02 is senior vice president/ 
market executive at Planters Bank in 
Winchester, Va. 

Lindsay Weymouth '02 and Jonathan 
Grow '02 were married on July 8, 2006, in 
St. Michaels, Md. Included in the wedding 
party were Ryan Vitti '02 and Khris 
Koelsch '02, groomsmen. 

Jessica Wieand '02 and Timothy Kiel 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 9, 2006, 
in Whitehall. Included in the wedding party 
were Jennifer Chaplin '01, Becky Tice 
'01, Christine Lightcap '04, and best man 
Brian Eidenshink '02. Jessica is employed 
by the Education Management Corp. as a 
high school representative for The Art 
Institute of Philadelphia. 


Jaclyn Baily '03 and Geoffrey Manderewicz 

'03 were married on June 18, 2005, in 
Carlisle. Joseph Candio '03 and Kenneth 
Adams '06 served as groomsmen. Jaclyn is a 
seventh-grade English teacher in the Northern 
Lebanon School District in Fredericksburg, 
and Geoffrey is bank manager at Northwest 
Savings Bank, Lebanon. 

Suzanne Becker '03 is the co-owner and 
manager of Jerrys Seafood in the historic 
district of Lewes, Del. 

Dr. Amy Borger '03 married Benjamin 
Crouse on Nov. 25, 2006, in Auburn. 
Included in the bridal party were Karalyn 
Stoner '03 and Jenelle Zeigler Ross '03, 

serving as maid and matron 

of honor, respectively. Amy is a physical 

therapist at Mercy Rehab Associates in 


Jamie Bowman '03 and Joe Walton were 
married on May 27, 2006, in Annville. 
Amy McLaughlin '03 and Jay Baab '02 

were members of the wedding party. Jamie 
received her master s degree in elementary 
school counseling in May 2005 from The 
Pennsylvania State University. She is a 
school counselor in the Lebanon School 

Lt. Tyrone C. Broxton '03 is the diversity 
recruit specialist in admissions at the U.S. 
Merchant Marine Academy. (For more on 
Tyrone, please see page 20.) 

Kristin Camilli '03 received her educational 
specialist degree in 2006 from Rowan 
University in New Jersey. 

Joseph A. Candio '03 married Katie 
Kennet on April 29, 2006, in Allentown. 
Joseph is a public relations and marketing 
specialist at Lehigh Valley Hospital and 
Health Network. 

Kristin Conicelli '03 and Josh Sweigard 

'05 exchanged wedding vows on July 8, 
2006, in Lansdale. Kristin received her mas- 
ters degree in education in Dec. 2006 from 
The Pennsylvania State University. She is an 
eighth-grade social studies teacher at 
Palmyra Middle School. Josh is employed as 
a staff accountant at Stambaugh Ness 
Accounting Firm in York. 

Nicole DeStefano '03 is a weight loss 
counselor for NutriSystem in Horsham. 

Michael Gregory '03 is the technical 
services coordinator at Drexel University, 

Caroline Hawthorne '03 and Travis Leap 

'04 exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 31, 
2005, in Hamden, Conn. Matt Ceresini 
'04 was best man. Caroline is the choral 
director at Hampshire High School in 
Romney, WVa. 

28 The Valley 

The Magic Penny 

Sumner helped start a cottage industry of handmade dolls as a 
fundraiser in her native country of Sierra Leone. 

Diamonds are definitely not Lucy LeFevre Sumner's 
best friends. A nine-year civil war over Sierra Leone's rich 
diamond mines devastated Sumner's West African homeland 
in the 1990s. "Diamonds are a curse for Sierra Leone as far as 
I am concerned," the retired Long Island music teacher says. 

The war killed tens of thousands and displaced over two 
million people, but for Sumner, who came to Lebanon Valley 
College in 1963, it also had a huge personal impact. Although 
she stayed in the United States after graduating from LVC in 
1967, her cousin and her cousin's husband were murdered by 
the rebels. A half brother died of a heart attack while fleeing 
from the rebels. 

When the war ended in 2000, Sumner had just retired 
from her successful 31 -year career as a music teacher in the 
Harborfields Central School District on Long Island. Along 
the way, she had the opportunity to earn masters' degrees 
from both Howard University and Long Island University. 

As her thoughts turned to her native land, Sumner 

By Frederick Cusick 

was concerned about the children in her home village of 
Bompehtoke, who had lost the primary school that she had 
attended as a girl. The war destroyed the school and village 
church, and the children in Bompehtoke now go to an out- 
door school. With no writing materials and no equipment, 
the children learn by rote. The teachers may go unpaid for 
three or four months. 

Trying to think of ways to help, Sumner recalled lyrics she 
had learned in her music methods class at LVC. Composer 
Malvina Reynolds wrote that love is: 
just like a magic penny 
hold it tight and you wont have any 
lend it, spend it and you 11 have so many 
they'll roll all over the floor 

Those lyrics became Sumner's inspiration for The Magic 
Penny, a nonprofit organization that she, her four sons, 
friends, and volunteers run out of her East Northport home. 
The organization raises funds to bring education, health care, 
and economic growth to rural areas of Sierra Leone. "It con- 
sumes my whole life now," Sumner says. "Every day I have to 
do something for The Magic Penny." 

So far, she has done a lot. The Magic Penny has built a 
community center for Bompehtoke, which has about 500 
residents. It has provided funds to dig five wells for potable 
water. The Magic Penny has also built sanitary facilities for 
the village. Prior to having access to the new wells, villagers 
mostly obtained their water from streams, Sumner says, which 
led to cases of typhoid and dysentery. 

Now, The Magic Penny is trying to raise $360,000 to 
build a proper school for Bompehtoke and the cluster of 
villages around it, Sumner says. 

It's been a long journey from Bompehtoke to Annville to 
East Northport and back to Bompehtoke. Sumner laughs now 
about coming from tropical Sierra Leone to Lebanon Valley 
College in 1963. "Oh, my God! It was the biggest shock of 
my life. I thought I would die of the cold," Sumner says. 

She arrived in September, but she insists it was a cold 
September. "I cried every single day, because I didn't know 
the summers here are as hot as it is in Africa," she says. 
"My roommate was an American girl and she told me it 
would eventually get hot." Sumner has long since accepted 
the seasonal temperature fluctuations in the United States, 
but her generous spirit will never accept what has been lost 
in Sierra Leone. 

Editors Note: Sumner will be honored as the 2007 June Herr Educator Award recipient during Alumni Weekend. 

Frederick Cusick wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer for 26 years before retiring in 2005. 

Spring 2007 29 





^ s Lisa Messimer drove along Route 322 one night in December 
■ 2006, she and her mother, Elizabeth Bender, could not believe 
their eyes. Thrusting out of the darkness was a towering lighthouse, 
illuminated as if it was in broad daylight. "When did they build a light- 
house there?" the women asked one another. "It was unexpected, and it 
was absolutely perfect/' Messimer recalls. Both Annville residents, they 
were familiar with the local landscape, and they were puzzled. 

After arriving at church that evening, they were told that they 
must have been mistaken. And sure enough, when Messimer and 
Bender passed the same area on their way home a few hours later, the 
lighthouse was gone. "No one believed us, M Messimer says. 

Score one for Dr. Grant Taylor's ephemeral art. Without any 
advance notice, this member of the LVC art faculty has been quietly 
changing the rural Lebanon Valley landscape, one silo at a time. 

When he was a boy growing up in Western Australia toward the 
end of the Cold War, Taylor thought barnyard silos he saw on U.S. 
television were full of the intercontinental ballistic missiles he heard 
so much about. Luckily for his peace of mind, there were no grain 
silos in his hometown of Geraldton, near Perth. He did not know 
then that the long-range missiles were actually stored in underground 
silos, mosdy in the United States and the Soviet Union. 

When the Aussie relocated two years ago to central Pennsylvania 
to teach at LVC, for the first time he saw silos galore dotting the 
landscape and immediately thought, "Wouldn't it be wonderful to 
project images at night on these silos? They're wonderful surfaces." 
His first choice was to project the missiles. But the assistant professor 
of art and digital communications found no takers for missile images 
among the peace-loving farmers he approached. 

They were, however, willing to 
turn their silos into giant screens 
for more benign images of corn and 
school buses, or even lighthouses and 
candles, which can be religious sym- 
bols. On Oct. 5, 2006, the first group 
of some 300-400 Lebanon County 
motorists saw Taylor's art, a 75-foot 
ear of corn beaming out of the night 
from a grain silo on Route 241. Each 
luscious kernel was rendered with 
crystal clarity, plump and shining. 
"I'd like them to see it and say, 'I 
wonder why that is being projected?'" Taylor says of the passersby. He 
is hoping his 75- to 100-foot-tall images, will "change their concep- 
tions of their surroundings, and will make something ordinary new.'" 

Figuring out how to render such large images wasn't easy. Taylor 
spent much of last summer calibrating the projectors to make sure the 
photos would fit the height and curvature of the silos. He sent digital 
images to a California photo lab to have them made into slides, and 
then he practiced his setup. He uses three to five projectors to create 
one seamless image. It takes him about half an hour to set up a projection. 

The idea of using fleeting images of large-scale projections had 
been tried before in the early 1990s in an urban setting, he says, but 
he loves surprising people with the 
concept in a rural area. "Here it is so 
unexpected," he says. "What I love 
about it is that you see it and then it's 
gone," he says of the unannounced 
showings. "And it doesn't have any 
impact on the environment." 

Why go to all that trouble for 
something so ephemeral? "In a rural 
gallery, you might have 200 people 
going through over the course of days 
or weeks," Taylor said. "Here, in two 
hours you have upwards of 300 cars 
going past." And he reaches a more eclectic group of people. It's clear 
that lots of folks are seeing the landscape in new ways. "They're tell- 
ing me where the 'good' silos are," chuckles the artist. 

Meanwhile, Messimer and her mother are glad for the recent 
publicity on Taylor's ephemeral art. "When the articles came out, we 
were totally vindicated," Messimer says. And when Taylor walked into 
her Annville dry cleaning store, she knew exacdy who he was by his 
Aussie accent. She shook her finger at him. "He's the one who made 
me think I was going crazy," she laughs. "We had as much fun with 
that as anything I can remember." 

Lauren McCartney Cusick is the director of media relations at LVC. 

30 The Valley 

class news & notes 

Rebecca Jacquette '03 and Greg Bair '03 

were married in LVC s Miller Chapel on 
Aug. 12, 2006. 

Shannon Kapp '03 is the assistant manager 
at Paolo's Restaurant in Myerstown. 

Cheryl Kilhefher '03 and Jonathan S. 
Campbell '04 were married on June 10, 
2006, in Lancaster. 

Mary Rebecca Long '03 and William 
Sakala were united in marriage on June 1 1 , 
2005, in Lancaster. Classmates Laura 
Klabunde '03 and Erin Hutley Yokum '03 

were attendants in the wedding. 

Linda Martz '03 and Jordan Smith 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 9, 2006, 
in West Chester. In attendance were Amy 
Everett '03, Laura Filizzi '03, Jeff Getz 
'02, Sara Stichler '01, Kristin Hilgert '02, 
and Fay Baptista '02. Linda and the LVC 
alumni in attendance all studied abroad 
together in Salamanca, Spain. Linda is 
employed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, 
Fla., as a stage technician specializing in 
pyrotechnics. Her work includes Epcot s 
nighttime spectacular, Illuminations: 
Reflections of Earth. 

Jennifer Miller '03 and Chris Anteau were 
married on Oct. 21, 2006, in Oro Valley, 
Ariz. Jennifer is a physical therapy student 
at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va. 

Kelly M. Ogurcak '03 married Jacob A. 
Bucy on Aug. 5, 2006, in SchaefFerstown. 
Kelly is pursuing a masters degree in teach- 
ing and curriculum at The Pennsylvania 
State University-Harrisburg campus and is a 
life-skills support teacher at Lebanon High 

Matthew Olley '03 is a wet chemistry ana- 
lyst at Analytical Laboratory Services, Inc., 
in Middletown. 

Lori Counterman Pitcock '03 has taken 
an administrative position as a reading 
specialist at Hall's Cross Roads Elementary 
School in the Harford County Public 
Schools in Aberdeen, Md. 

Katie Potts '03 and Jay Schlegelmilch 
exchanged wedding vows on April 1, 2006, 
in East Petersburg. Katie is a long-term 
substitute resource room teacher at Denver 
Elementary School in the Cocalico School 

Allison Roney '03 and Dr. Michael 
Pedrick '02 exchanged wedding vows on 
Oct. 7, 2006, in Bellefonte. Michael is a 
research engineer in the Physical Acoustics 
Group for Luna Innovations Incorporated 
in Hampton, Va. Recently, he successfully 
defended his thesis, tided Layered Surface 
Acoustic Wave Devices for Film Character- 
ization and Sensor Applications. 

Sara Emeigh Shaffer '03 and Jonathan 
Phillip Lobaugh '04 exchanged wedding 
vows on Sept. 16, 2006, in Windber. 
Included in the bridal party were Jessica 
Husko '03, maid of honor; Molly 
Spangenberg Eveler '03, matron of honor; 
Kelly Kaufman n Carney '03 and Heather 
Culbertson Woodbridge '03, attendants; 
Michael Lobaugh '99, best man; and 
Joseph Eveler '03 and Daniel 
Komorowski '04, groomsmen. 

Jordan Sigler '03 and SSG. John Edward 
Stoner were married Nov. 22, 2006, in a 
civil ceremony. Solemnization of vows 
took place March 3, 2006, at the Fort 
Indiantown Gap Chapel. 

Jamie Stephenson '03 and Denny 
Williamson exchanged wedding vows on 
Sept. 30, 2006, in North Wildwood, N.J. 
Jamie received her master s degree in educa- 
tion in May 2006 from Towson University. 

Stephanie Tighe '03 and William Sutton 
exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 26, 2006, 
in Harrisburg. Members of the bridal party 
included Diana Boerner '03, maid of 
honor; and Andrea Cannon '02 and 
Ashley Barber '05, bridesmaids. 

Abigail Wenger '03 and Brian Meyer were 
married on June 17, 2006, in Lebanon. 
Sarah Thrush '03 served as organist. 

Erin Hutley Yokum '03 and her husband, 
Stephen, welcomed a son, Jacob Stephen, 
into their family on Dec. 18, 2006. 

Melissa Youse '03 and Douglas 
MacCormack '04 were married on July 1, 
2006, in Boyertown. LVC alumni in the 
wedding party were Danielle Grill '03, 
Sarah Dietrich '03, and Nick McCreary '04. 

Jenelle Zeigler '03 and Dennis E. Ross III 

'03 exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 14, 
2006, in Trumbauersville. Jenelle is a staff 
biologist at Merck in West Point. Dennis is 
a retail incentive coordinator at Citizens 
Bank in Plymouth Meeting. 


John C. Brewster '04 is the director of 
music at the Lutheran Church of the Holy 
Trinity in Leesport. 

Dr. Stacey Delano '04, D'06 is a physical 
therapist at Genesis Rehabilitation in 
Millville, N.J. 

Todd Fischer '04 is the assistant vice presi- 
dent of Town & Country Leasing in East 

Rebecca Lambert Hanson '04 is a filth- 
grade teacher in the Raymond (N.H.) 
School District. 

Julia Krovic '04 and Jonathan Martinez 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 16, 
2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Steelton. Included in the bridal party was 
Kristina Stokes '04. 

Lisa Landis '04 is the legislative director 
for State Sen. Mike Brubaker (36th District 
— Lancaster County), working out of the 
state Capitol in Harrisburg. 

Michael "Casey" Long '04 has been 
named director of legislative and constituent 
services for Pennsylvania Senate President 
Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. 

Christine Mathis '04 married William 
McKibbin on Aug. 5, 2006, in Huntingtown, 
Md. Chrisandra Bright '05 was maid of 

Constance O'Brien '04 is a personnel 
coordinator at Allied Personnel Services in 

Sarah O'Connell '04 and Dave Kline '04 

were married in LVC s Miller Chapel on July 
22, 2006. Included in the wedding party 
were Katie deProphetis '04 and Lauren 
Gabler '04, bridesmaids; Jeff Kline '01, 
best man; and Todd Gamble '98, grooms- 
man. Dave is a technology support specialist 
at Bucknell University. Sarah recendy 
obtained her master s degree in psychology 
at Bucknell and is an adolescent addictions 
counselor at White Deer Run in Allenwood. 

Abby Pfingstl '04 and Jason Spessard '04 
were married on June 24, 2006, in LVC s 
Miller Chapel. Brian Thompson '04, 
Shawn Fies '04, David Ingalls '04, 
Jennifer Buckley '04, and Robin Brosius 
'03 were in the wedding party. 

Spring 2007 31 

150 Years in the Making 

By Frederick Cusick 

Recently, the Rev. Dr. J. Dennis Williams 

has been struggling with "A Recurring Bad Dream." The 
College trustee emeritus has made the mental journey 
through the "Slough of Despond" to the "Sweet Smell 
of Success," from "Observant Propriety" to "Nefarious 
Pranks." No, Williams isnt undergoing therapy. He is 
creating section and chapter titles for a new history of the 
College he is co-authoring to commemorate LVC s 1 50th 
anniversary in 2016. In case you think the book will be a 
downer, Williams says that the depressing chapter titles refer to the Colleges struggles 
to survive financially in the difficult years between 1890 and 1932. He promises that 
the later sections will be more upbeat. 

Few people are better qualified to write a history of LVC than "Denny" Williams, 
who has spent 30 years on LVC s Board of Trustees. After three decades helping to cre- 
ate College history, he now has the opportunity to set it down for the ages. He enjoys 
the challenge. "By temperament, I'm a wordsmith," Williams says. "Ive invested a lot 
of thought in that craft." 

The 73-year-old minister retired from the board last year, although he remains 
a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Williams, a Philadelphia native 
who went to Temple, not LVC, originally was appointed to the board because of his 
church position. Thirty years ago, many of the trustees were appointed by the United 
Methodist Church (UMC). Over time, Williams became the sole surviving representa- 
tive of an earlier era when the College was tightly allied with the UMC. When most 
of the church trustees left the board in the 1980s, Williams remained. He stayed, he 
says, because he liked the job. 

His long tenure put him in a unique position to observe how the College s rela- 
tionship with the UMC has changed over time — a change that Williams, who has 
separately published an account of the relationship between the UMC and LVC, 
thinks has been a good thing. 

Williams says his time on the board has left him with a strong sense of the pace of 
change at the College. "It's just been an amazing transformation. I've seen LVC move 
from a place with a questionable future to a mature institution of excellence." 

During his career, Williams headed Methodist churches in Philadelphia and its 
suburbs and held senior positions in the church's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. 
His service to LVC brought him into a new community. He found it stimulating to 
deal with people outside his profession. "I enjoyed being on the board. I enjoyed the 
people I met on the board," he says. "All this was a blessing to me and hopefully I was 
a blessing," Williams says. "The College has enriched my life. It's stretched my skills, 
and I guess it's renewed my respect for what I call 'the elegant puzzlement of wisdom.'" 

Williams is an eloquent man. "I do a lot of preaching," he says. In fact, Williams 
teaches both introductory and advanced preaching courses to prospective church leaders. 
He also teaches a ministry program based on a book he wrote on church leadership. 

And, he's working on the College history, the one with the interesting chapter 
tides* He expects his portion, a chronological history, will be done by 2008, leaving 
eight years before the 2016 anniversary. But this job, like his last one on the board, 
will extend over a long time: "The last couple of pages of it will be written as we get 
closer to the sesquicentennial," he says. 

Frederick Cusick wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer for 26 years before 
retiring In 2005. 

class news & notes 

On Feb. 4, 2006, Jessica Korpas '04 (center) 
married Michael DaSilva in Livingston, N.J. 
Kelly Stauffer y 04 (left) and Mary Corbett y 04 
were in the bridal party. 

Dr. Shannon Potocny '04, D'06 is a 

physical therapist in acute care at Lancaster 
General Hospital. 

Carol Slovinac '04 and Dan Colangelo 
exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 19, 2005, 
in Mechanicsburg. Carol is an eighth-grade 
teacher for the Mechanicsburg Area School 

Kristina L. Stokes '04, an ROTC graduate, 
is a 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. Army at 
Fort Drum, N.Y. 

Josh Tindall '04 became the director of 
music at Elizabethtown Church of the 
Brethren. He directs the senior, youth, and 
children's choirs. Josh recendy founded the 
Keynote School of Music in Elizabethtown, 
where he teaches voice and music. He also 
is an adjunct professor of music at LVC and 
a member of a local musical group, Headliners. 

Mary Ellen Whitner '04 received her 
master s degree in educational psychology 
in Aug. 2006 from Indiana University of 

Bruce Yeany M'04 wrote a book featured 
in the National Science Teachers Associa- 
tion's publication, titled If You Build It, They 
Will Learn: 17 Devices for Demonstrating 
Physical Science. Bruce is an eighth-grade 
science teacher in the Annville-Cleona 
School District. His book is based on work 
he has done over the years and work that 
was part of his master of science education 

32 The Valley 


Steven G. Buzinski '05 has been named a 
doctoral candidate in philosophy at the 
Graduate School of Psychology, University 
of Maryland, College Park. He has accepted 
a teaching assistant position at the university 
in conjunction with his doctoral studies. 

Jon-David "J«D." Byers '05 is the assistant 
mens basketball coach and a residence hall 
director at LVC. 

Jay Dubina '05 recently was promoted to 
electronic banking fraud team leader at 
Commerce Bank, Harrisburg. 

Justin Ryan Engle '05 is a teaching assis- 
tant/research assistant in the Department of 
Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines. 
He received the Lucas- Williams Excellence 
Award as a teaching assistant for the Depart- 
ment of Chemistry and Geochemistry. 

Timothy E. Flynn '05 recently was 
promoted to associate director of athletic 
communications at the University of 
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Michael Intelisano '05 is a self-employed 

Craig Kazda '05 is a project coordinator at 
Triple Strength, an advertising agency in 
Palmyra that has been recognized for excel- 
lence in business communications. 

Carrie Lathrop '05 is a market analyst at 
Woodstream Corp. in Lititz. 

Craig Layne '05 is a graduate assistant/ 
executive producer at Annenberg TV News 
at the University of Southern California. 

Kimberly Faith Lorah '05 and James John 
Ayrton '04 were married in LVC s Miller 
Chapel on Aug. 5, 2006. 

Katie Proctor '05 and Dustin Ziesman 

'05 were married July 29, 2006, in Ellicott 
City, Md. Katie is a special education teach- 
er, working with students with autism and 
mental retardation in first through fifth 
grades at the West Friendship Elementary 
School in Howard County, Md. Dustin is a 
systems administrator at Security Vault 
Works in Laurel, Md. 

Jonathan Roth '05 is a mathematician at 
the U.S. Department of Transportation in 
Washington, D.C. 

Shila WilUiams Ulrich '05 and Derek Ulrich '05 were married on Aug. 19, 2006, in Miller Chapel 
on the campus of Lebanon Valley College. More than 20 LVC alumni were in attendance including: 
Row 1: Heather Dodds Jenkins '05, Amanda Jensen Daubert '05, Shila Williams Ulrich '05, Derek 
Ulrich '05, Rebecka Brake '05, D'07, Vanessa Jones '06; Row 2:Janelle Yoder '05, Laura Barth '05, 
Kelly Bastek '06, Jolee Warrenfeltz '05, D'07, Eileen Dwyer '05, D'07; Row 3: Kate Ruhl '05, Marcus 
Nauman '05, D'07, Josh Anderson '05, D'07, Jason Porta '06, Natalie Decker '05, Scott Troxell '05, 
Francis Pitonyak '05, Nicholas Buckwalter '05; and Row 4: Tim Flynn '05, Andrew Jenkins '05, 
Jonathan Rill '05, Ryan Morrow '07, Stephen Enders '05. 

Chad Schreier '05 has been named the 
manager of the College store at LVC. 

Billy Silar '05 is a production assistant at 
Premiere Radio Networks in New York City. 

Joanna Tiedeken '05 and Adam Demchak 

'04 exchanged wedding vows in LVC s 
Miller Chapel on Oct. 22, 2006. 


Melody Best '06 is teaching third grade at 
Southwest Elementary School in the 
Lebanon School District. 

Julie Bicker '06 is a third-grade teacher at 
Oxon Hill (Md.) Elementary School. 

Matthew Bieber '06 is a fourth-grade 
teacher at Oxon Hill (Md.) Elementary 

Jennifer Coveleskie '06 is an eighth-grade 
learning support teacher at Warwick Middle 
School in Lititz. 

Wendy C. Cray '06 is an advertising copy- 
writer for Giant Foods' Corporate Office in 

Amy Delozier '06 is an income develop- 
ment assistant for the Pennsylvania division 
office of the American Cancer Society in 

Heidi Ellsworth '06 is a staff accountant 
with Sarfino and Rhoades in Maryland. 

Kathryn L. Ferree '06 is a tenth-grade his- 
tory teacher at New Oxford High School in 
the Conewago Valley School District. 

Casey Graby '06 and Petty Officer Eran 
Willis exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 12, 
2006, in Ono. Casey is student-teaching in 
the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 

Amy Haag '06 and Army National Guard 
Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Bowman were married 
May 4, 2006, in Lebanon. 

Krista Hartenbach '06 is a third-grade 
teacher at Evendale Elementary School in 
the Frederick County Public Schools in 

Spring 2007 33 

class news & notes 

Amanda Hartman '06 and Christopher 
Manning '06 were united in marriage on 
Oct. 7, 2006, in Annville. Krista 
Hartenbach '06, Charity Maurer Judson 
'06, Jon Judson '06, and Joel Varano '06 
were in the wedding party. Christopher is a 
high school physics teacher at Manheim 
Township School District in Lancaster. 

Sheila Lynn Hershey '06 is a volunteer 
with the Peace Corps in Thailand. She is a 
teacher collaborator who provides commu- 
nity facilitation and support for primary 
school teachers in the Thai regional prov- 

Matthew Hooper '06 is director of 
bands at John Dickinson High School in 
Wilmington, Del. 

Sharon Hurst '06 has accepted the position 
of secretary of major gifts at LVC. 

Galen £. Kapp '06 was hired as a corporate 
communications coordinator in July 2006 
by PACE Resources, Inc., York. 

Christa Kolp '06 and Brian Mummau were 
married Oct. 21, 2006, at Hope Episcopal 
Church in Manheim. Randi Lynn Zurenko 
'05 was in attendance. Christa is employed 
by the Pennsylvania Office of International 
Business Development in Harrisburg as an 
administrative officer at the Center for 
Trade Development. 

Megan J. Latchford '06 is an account man- 
ager for Marketing Works of Springettsbury 
Township, York. 

Max Linn '06 is a staff accountant with 
Beard Miller Company LLP in Harrisburg. 

Christopher Metzger '06 is a music teacher 
at Frederick County Public Schools in 

Jessica Michaels '06 is an English teacher 
at Cedar Crest High School in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 

John Nedick '06 is an audio/visual integra- 
tion technician for Olympus America Inc. 
in Center Valley. 

Lauren Olson '06 is a retail sales represen- 
tative for The Hershey Company in Annapolis. 

Stephanie M. Reissner '06 is teaching 
middle school and high school music at 
Hannah More School in Reisterstown, Md. 

Michael Renoll '06 is a biology teacher at 
South Western High School in Hanover. 

Eric Samples M'06 and his wife, Cindy, 
welcomed a son, Liam Eric, into their fami- 
ly on Oct. 5, 2006. 

In May 2006, Jason Slusher '06 joined the 
Southern Professional Hockey League as a 
defenseman for the Pee Dee Cyclones based 
in Florence, S.C. 

Todd Snovel '06 is an assistant director of 
annual giving at LVC. 

Melissa R. Snyder '06 and Bryan Seward 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 23, 
2006, in Northumberland. Carrie 
Bartholomew '06, Julie Bear '06, and 
Julianne Marencic '06 were in the bridal 
party. Melissa is a vocational rehabilitation 
counselor at Suncom Industries in 

Andrea "Andie" Stone '06 is the assistant 
to the registrar/secretary at LVC. 

Donnie Thornton '06 and Erin Leiby '07 

were married in LVC s Miller Chapel on 
July 15, 2006. 

Elyse Turr '06 is a marketing associate for 
Oxford University Press in New York City. 

Brandon Valentine '06 is a sales consultant 
for Harrisburg Copiers of Lower Paxton 
Township. He manages the Hershey/ 
Lebanon territory. 

Matthew Weaver '06 has been named a 
staff accountant with the Chambersburg- 
based firm of Rotz and Stonesifer. 

Kimberly "Kym" Weed '06 is a microbiol- 
ogist at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory 
in Baltimore, Md. 

Kyle Young '06 and Rachael Mays 
exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 4, 2006, 
in Womelsdorf. Chris Pauley '06 and Steve 
Art '06 served as groomsmen. Kyle is an 
information systems analyst at Schott 
Pharmaceutical Packaging in Lebanon. 

Friends off the College 

William McGill H'98, senior vice presi- 
dent and dean of the faculty emeritus at 
LVC, recently completed the narration for 
Bruce and Brian Kreider s documentary, The 
Blue-Eyed Six y a factual story of a notorious 
murder and trial in Lebanon County in the 
late 19th century. 

Dr. Mary Pettice, associate professor of 
English, and her husband, Dr. Kenneth 
Yarnall, associate professor of mathematical 
sciences, are pleased to celebrate the birth of 
their second child, daughter Miranda 
Frances Ann Pettice-Yarnall, on Sept. 9, 
2006. Son, Conor, 7, has been serving as an 
outstanding big brother. 

Richard T. Reynolds, a member of the 
LVC Board of Trustees, was recendy named 
to The Pennsylvania State University — 
Harrisburg board of advisors. Richard is the 
owner of Harrisburg-based Reynolds 
Construction Management, Inc. 

Corey B. Wenger and Alison M. Hischak 
exchanged wedding vows on July 1, 2006, 
in Myerstown. Corey is an assistant football 
coach at LVC, and a guidance counselor in 
the Lebanon School District. 

34 The Valley 


The Rev. Dr. Bruce M. Metzger 

The Rev. Dr. Bruce M. Metzger, a 

1935 Lebanon Valley College graduate and 
a world-renowned Biblical scholar, died Feb. 
16 in Princeton, N.J., at age 93. 

Metzger was the author, editor, or 
translator of dozens of books of Biblical 
scholarship during 46 years as a professor 
at Princeton Theological Seminary. An 
ordained Presbyterian minister, he chaired 
the committee that translated the New 
Revised Standard Version of the Bible 
(1990), which incorporated contemporary 

Metzger also served on the committees 
that put together the United Bible Societies' 
Greek New Testament (1966) and the Readers 
Digest Condensed Bible (1982), which 
reduced the text from 850,000 words to 
510,000. He was also past chairman of the 
American Bible Society's committee on 

In his 1997 autobiography, Reminiscences 
of an Octogenarian, Metzger recounted a 
long career that included scholarly disputes, 
audiences with two different popes, and the 
occasional death threat from persons accus- 
ing him of tampering with Holy Scripture. 

Born in Middletown, Metzger was the 
descendant of a long line of central Pennsyl- 
vania farmers. His father, Maurice, broke 
with that tradition by attending LVC. He 
graduated in 1907 and became a lawyer in 
Dauphin County, eventually serving two 
terms as a state representative. 

Metzger, who followed his father to the 
Valley, wrote in his memoirs that it was at 
LVC that he found his career. His professors 
at the College introduced him to the study 
of Greek and the analysis of Biblical texts. 
He said it was his Greek professor, Gustavus 
A. Richie, who helped him learn about tex- 
tual criticism when they read part of the 
Acts of the Aposdes in Greek. In his senior 
year, another professor, Alvin H. M. 
Stonecipher, took the time to give him a 
one-person tutorial on the writings of the 
Apostolic Fathers. 

"All in all, as I look back now, I feel that 
I was particularly fortunate in the scope and 
kinds of instruction made available on the 
campus of a small liberal arts college with 
an enrollment of about six hundred stu- 
dents," Metzger said in his memoirs. 

It was a fellow student at the College, 
Metzger recalled, K. Morgan Edwards '34, 
who suggested that he apply to Princeton 
Theological Seminary to fulfill his ambition 
of teaching New Testament Greek. 

Metzger received his bachelor of theology 

The Rev. Dr. Bruce M. Metzger 35 

degree from Princeton Theological Seminary 
in 1938 and a doctorate in classics from 
Princeton University in 1942. He was 
ordained a minister in 1939. He became 
the George L. Collord Professor of New 
Testament Language and Literature at the 
seminary in 1964 and retired 20 years later. 

Known for his close textual studies of 
the New Testament and its associated litera- 
ture, Metzger was also an extensive linguist. 
Besides Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, he knew 

Coptic, Syriac, Russian, German, French, 
and Dutch. 

Along with members of his translation 
committee, Metzger had private audiences 
about Bible translation with Pope Paul VI 
in 1973 and Pope John Paul II in 1993. 

Beginning in 1975, Metzger chaired the 
committee that put together the New 
Revised Standard Version of the Bible. He 
and a group of 30 scholars tried to make 
the work more accessible to modern readers 
while preserving its historical accuracy. They 
eliminated the "thees" and "thous ' and also 
sought to eliminate the masculine pronouns 
where a more inclusive reading appeared to 
be intended. Thus "Man does not live by 
bread alone" became "One does not live by 
bread alone." Ever alert to words that had 
acquired new meanings in the 20th century, 
the committee changed, "I will accept no 
bull from your house," from Psalms 50:9, to 
"I will not accept a bull from your house." 

According to The New York Times, some 
evangelicals thought the text was too inclu- 
sive, while some feminists thought it was 
not inclusive enough. God remained a He. 

Metzger is survived by his wife, the 
former Isobel Mackay; two sons, John of 
Princeton and James of Toledo, Ohio, and a 
sister, Edith Metzger Booser '39 of 

Reflections on The Rev. Dr. Bruce M. Metzger 

By Anne Myers, assistant pastor of Pine 
Street Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg 
Excerpted from a sermon given on 
Sunday, March 4, 2007 

Last week, a long-time friend of mine 
died. Dr. Metzger was one of my professors 
at Princeton Theological Seminary ... [he] 
was a friend, but he was also a role model 
for me. He was world-famous but incredibly 
humble. If you take out your pew Bible and 
turn to the first few pages, you will come to 
a section titled, "To the Reader." At the 
end of that article you will see Bruce 
Metzger's name. But notice that he does not 
list his title as "chair," even though he 
chaired the committee for 15 years, or as 
"the Reverend," even though he was an 
ordained Presbyterian minister, or as "doc- 
tor," even though he had an earned doctor- 
ate and several honorary doctorates and 
was a highly trained linguistic genius. No, he 
simply signs these prefatory remarks with 
the statement, "For the Committee, Bruce 
M. Metzger." But there was something else 
about him that was so distinctive. 

Bruce Metzger was also an example to 
me because he "glowed." His face literally 
shone. From the first time I met him, I was 
reminded of the story of Moses going to the 
top of Mount Sinai where he received the 
10 commandments. While there, he was in 
the presence of the glory of God. When 
Moses came down from Sinai and the 
Israelites saw him, they were in shock and 
temporarily blinded because Moses' face 
shone so brightly. Moses' face so much 
reflected the glory of God that no one could 
look at him directly. So Moses had to wear 
a veil. 

Dr. Metzger did not have to veil his face, 
but it did glow. I always thought that 
it was because he spent so much time 
with the biblical text and with ancient 
manuscripts trying to determine the reading 
closest to the original. He was humble, and 
he glowed. Dr. Metzger's death reminds me 
of the importance of role models in our 
lives. We all need to have persons whose 
example of faith inspires us ... ■ 

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Dr. Pierce A. Getz 

Dr. Pierce A. Getz *51 

Dr. Pierce A. Getz, a 1951 Lebanon 
Valley College graduate and a beloved LVC 
professor of music for 31 years, died March 
30, 2007, in Hershey at age 77. 

Getz was well known as a church musi- 
cian, organ recitalist, organ consultant, and 
choral conductor. He founded the Alumni 
Chorale of Lebanon Valley College in 1978 
and served as its director until his death on 
the night of March 30 after returning from 
a chorale practice. Getz had also served as 
director of the Masterworks Chorale and 
Instrumental Ensemble on several interna- 
tional tours. 

As director of the Alumni Chorale, Getz 
created two CD recordings, Choral Gems of 
J.S. Bach (2000) andv4 Child My Choice 
(2003). The latter commemorative disc con- 
tains a variety of musical styles and was de- 
scribed by National Public Radio's Loran 
Fevens as "one of the finest pieces of record- 
ing I have heard in a long, long time ... I've 
seldom been moved by any recording as I have 
by this one ... the performances are topnotch!" 

The Alumni Chorale paid tribute to Getz 
in two concerts the week of his death. They 
performed in the Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick 
in Harrisburg and at St. Paul Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Lititz. Under his guid- 
ance, the Alumni Chorale was recognized for 
its outstanding artistry, musical integrity, and 
high standard of programming. Through the 
years, its repertoire encompassed virtually 
every style of music from plainsong to spiri- 
tuals, from the precision of the baroque peri- 
od to the romanticism of the 19th century, 
from lush harmony to pure unison to 20th- 
century discord. 

Getz was a member of Market Square 
Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg where he 
served as organist and director of music from 

1987 until his death. He belonged to numer- 
ous professional associations, including the 
American Choral Directors Association, the 
American Guild of Organists, Music Educa- 
tors National Conference, and Pennsylvania 
Music Educators Association. He was the 
recipient of numerous prestigious awards and 
honors, most recendy the 2003 Distinguished 
Alumnus Award from Lebanon Valley College 
and the 2004 American Choral Directors 
Association of Pennsylvania's Elaine Brown 

Born on November 4, 1929, in Denver, 
Pa., Getz was the son of the late William 
Mentzer Getz and Stella Pierce Getz. Following 
his graduation from East Cocalico High 
School, he went on to earn a bachelor of 
science degree in music from LVC, a mas- 
ter s degree in sacred music from the United 
Theological Seminary in New York City, and 
a doctoral degree in musical arts from the 
Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. 

Getz joined the LVC music faculty in 
1959 and, within three years, was made 
director of the Chapel Choir, the College 
Chorus, and the Concert Choir (formerly 
known as the Glee Club). Under his direc- 
tion, the Concert Choir participated in more 
than 35 nationwide NBC radio broadcasts, 
including the Voices of Easter programs, Great 
Choirs of America series, and National Radio 
Pulpit. When a student group of the 
American Guild of Organists was organized 
at LVC in 1961, Getz became the groups 
advisor. After retiring in 1990, he continued 
to teach part-time for three years. 

In June 1973, Getz led the Concert 
Choir and Chamber Orchestra in a concert 
tour of Europe. The group was one of the 
few American collegiate choral organizations 
to perform behind the Iron Curtain. Pennsyl- 
vania Governor Milton J. Shapp said he was 
proud that a Pennsylvania group would be 

"building bridges to international under- 
standing through the arts," according to a 
1973 alumni magazine article. The Concert 
Choir and Chamber Orchestra gave con- 
certs in East Berlin, West Berlin, Nurem- 
berg, Budapest, Leipzig, Prague, Vienna, 
Salzburg, Heidelburg, and cities in Yugoslavia. 

Throughout his career, Getz pursued 
additional organ studies in the United States 
as well as in Montreal, the Netherlands, and 
at the North German Organ Academy. He 
also studied historical organs in France, 
Holland, and Germany. For 21 years, he was 
the organist and director of music at several 
local churches, including the Annville 
United Methodist Church (1953-1958). 
Getz and his wife, Gene Shelley Getz, 
served as educational missionaries at several 
colleges and universities in Japan. In later 
years, he returned there several times as a 
guest organ recitalist. 

Getz was a mentor to numerous aspir- 
ing and successful artists and a lifelong 
teacher who inspired those who followed in 
his teaching footsteps at the Valley. "Pierce 
was a dear colleague, mentor, and personal 
friend," said Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, 
LVC associate professor of music and Coll- 
ege organist. "I was immediately drawn to 
his sense of humor ... I was impressed by 
his attention to detail and his pursuit of 
excellence. He never gave less than 100 per- 
cent. Pierce loved music. This passion radi- 
ated in everything he undertook." 

Getz was preceded in death by his 
brother, Russell P. Getz '49, also a beloved 
choir director and professor of music at 
Gettysburg College. He is survived by his 
wife of nearly 55 years, Gene Shelley Getz; 
a daughter, Anita Getz Chapman '76 and 
her husband, Randall; a son, Joseph Allen 
Getz '79, and his wife, Virginia Leary Getz; 
and grandsons Joshua and Daniel Getz. ■ 

36 The Valley 


Mildred A. Bowen Griffith died Oct. 
18, 2006, in Manchester at the age of 88. 
She was a devoted member of Saint Paul 
United Methodist Church. Griffith was a 
lay minister, and spoke frequendy through- 
out south central Pennsylvania. She served 
in numerous capacities for the York District 
and Central Pennsylvania Conference of the 
United Methodist Church. She served on 
LVC s Board of Trustees, and was a member of 
the board of directors for Camp Perm United 
Methodist Church in Waynesboro. Griffith is 
survived by her son, Richard Bowen V2, and 
daughter, Cynthia Glass 17. 

Lydia M. Oyler died Nov. 27, 2006, 
in Cumberland County at the age of 56. 
During her professional career, she served 
as the consulting dietitian for the Visiting 
Nurse Association of central Pennsylvania. 
She was a guest lecturer for the Department 
of Home and Family Studies, a prenatal 
dietitian for the Department of Obstetrics 
and Gynecology at Polyclinic Medical Center, 
and had been the dietitian for the Polyclinic 
Medical Center Food Service Department. 
Among other family members, she is sur- 
vived by her husband, John S. Oyler, a 
member of LVC s Board of Trustees. 

D. Lee Peiffer died Dec. 4, 2006, in 
Lebanon at the age of 92. He was a U.S. 
Army Air Force veteran of World War II 
and attended Officers Candidate School in 
Miami Beach where he received the rank 
of second lieutenant before earning the 
rank of captain. He retired in 1983 as the 
owner and operator of Peiffer s Foodland 
in Lebanon. Lee served for many years on 
the board of the former Sterling Wholesale 
Corp., United Associated Grocers, Lebanon 
Rescue Mission, Lebanon Valley Family 
YMCA, Lebanon Valley Chamber of 
Commerce, and the Salvation Army. He was 
a member of St. Marks United Church of 
Christ in Lebanon and a longtime supporter 
of the College. 

Anne B. Sweigart died Feb. 1, 2007, at 
the age of 92. From 1985 to 2004, she was 
the head of D&E Communications, a fam- 
ily-owned business, and was a great philan- 
thropist. Sweigart was active in community 
organizations, and was an honorary member 
of LVC s Board of Trustees. She was head 
of the Brossman Charitable Foundation, 
and one of the founding contributors to the 

Pennsylvania Academy of Music. She served 
on the election board in Ephrata for 60 
years. Having been a member of the board 
of trustees at Ephrata Community Hospital, 
she was instrumental in the growth of the 
hospital. She believed in women in business 
and gave scholarships to women who pur- 
sued that dream. 

Ross W. Watts died Jan. 2, 2007, in 
Palmyra at the age of 80. He began his 
teaching career in vocational agriculture 
and general science and taught in the Jersey 
Shore Area High School, Lycoming County, 
from 1949-1959. Watts served as assistant 
principal and science teacher in the Springford 
Junior High School, Montgomery County, 
from 1959-1960. From 1960-1989, he 
served as principal of the Palmyra Area 
Junior-Senior High School. He had served 
as mayor of Palmyra since 1990, and was 
a president of the Association of Mayors 
of the Pennsylvania State Association of 
Boroughs, the president of the Dauphin/ 
Lebanon Boroughs Association, and presi- 
dent of the Pennsylvania Association of 
Boroughs. Watts had served on many differ- 
ent boards, was a member of various asso- 
ciations and was a longtime supporter of the 
College. He is survived by daughter-in-law, 
Jane Watts '01, and granddaughters, Diane 
Watts Kovach '00 and Susan Watts '07. 


Helen Hain Shearer '30 died Jan. 19, 
2007, in Wernersville at the age of 96. 
Early in her career, Shearer was a teacher 
at Drumore Township High School in 
Lancaster County, and then at Penn- 
Bernville High School. Later, she taught 
English, history, and Latin at Wernersville 
High School, and was a basketball coach. 
She served on the board of elections in 
Wernersville for more than 50 years, includ- 
ing as judge of elections. She voted in every 
election for 75 years. Shearer was a member 
of the First Reformed Church, Wernersville. 
She was a member of various organizations 
and volunteered at Phoebe Berks Health 
Care Center. Surviving are two sons, The 
Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Shearer 9 66 t husband 
of Mary Ellen Olmsted Shearer '65; 
and Franklin R. Shearer '69, husband of 
Lucille Koch Shearer '69, 70. She is also 
survived by granddaughter Laura Beth 
Shearer Krpata '92, wife of Christopher 
Krpata '70, and grandson-in-law Matthew 
Dickinson '95. 

I. Hester Lewis '32 died Dec. 30, 
2006, in Red Lion at the age of 96. She 
taught elementary music education in 
Altoona and Yeadon, and was a substitute 
teacher for Red Lion Public Schools. Lewis 
was an active member of Bethany United 
Methodist Church, where she served as a 
children's choir director and was involved in 
various music programs. 

Samuel D. Ulrich, M.D., '33 died Jan. 
21, 2007, in Middletown at the age of 94. 

He was a World War II veteran of the 
U.S. Army, and served as a hospital com- 
mander in England. He was a family physi- 
cian in Paxtang from 1947-1978. After 
retiring from private practice, he worked for 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 10 
years reviewing workman's compensation 
records. He received a citation for being the 
last family doctor to make routine house 
calls in Pennsylvania. Ulrich was an elder in 
the Paxton Presbyterian Church, a school 
doctor for the Paxtang Elementary School, 
and a Paxtang health inspector. He was a 
member of the Lions Club, the Historical 
Society of Paxtang, the Hershey Country 
Club, and the Historical Society of Paxtang. 
He was preceded in death by a sister, 
Elizabeth Ulrich '32. He is survived by a 
son, John Ulrich '71, and a nephew, The 
Rev. Clarence D. Ulrich '55. 

Paul E. Kuhlman Jr. '36 died Nov. 
15, 2006, in Terre Haute, Ind., at the age 
of 91. He was an assistant personnel offi- 
cer for 30 years at the Lebanon Veterans 
Administration Medical Center. Kuhlman 
served in the Philippines and in Japan as 
captain in the U.S. Army infantry dur- 
ing World War II. He was active in the 
Lebanon YAH Credit Union, serving as 
president and treasurer. He was a member 
of the American Legion Post No. 503 Free 
and Accepted Masons, Wrightsville; Scottish 
Rite Consistory No. 25, Harrisburg; and 
the National Active and Retired Federal 
Employees Association. Kuhlman was a 
member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Lebanon, and most recendy, a member of 
Trinity Lutheran Church, Terre Haute. 

Mary Elizabeth Barnhart '38 died 
Nov. 15, 2006, in Hummelstown at the 
age of 90. She was a retired teacher in the 
Deny Township School District. Barnhart 
was a member of the Church of the Servant 
in Palmyra, participated in various home 
Bible studies, was a former volunteer with 

Spring 2007 37 


Congregate Meals, and was a member of 
the Deny Township Historical Society. She 
was preceded in death by her husband, 
Jefferson C. Barnhart '38. She is survived 
by her son, Jeffrey C. Barnhart '84. 

George W. Lazorjack '38 died Jan. 
10, 2007, in York at the age of 89. He was 
the manager of the Hershey Mens Club 
until 1959, then became an elementary 
school teacher and science coordinator in 
the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. 
He taught at Ebenezer Elementary School, 
retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Army 
veteran of World War II, serving with the 
712th Tank Battalion; a member of Palm 
Lutheran Church, Palmyra; and a scoutmas- 
ter at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren 
in Hershey. 

Howard N. Baier, M.D., '39 died 
Aug. 3, 2006, in Lower Gwynedd at the 
age of 88. He served in the U.S. Army 
Medical Corps. After his discharge, he 
joined the staff at the Temple University 
School of Medicine and practiced at Temple 
University Hospital. Baier later became the 
director of the inhalation therapy depart- 
ment at the School of Inhalation and 
Pulmonary Function Laboratory. He was a 
longtime member of St. Philip-in-the Fields 
Church, the Sandy Run Country Club, and 
the United Bowmen of Philadelphia. He was a 
former member of the Oreland Lions Club. 


Irwin "Bud" Schoen '40 died Nov. 24, 
2006, in Sarasota, Fia., at the age of 87. He 
was the founder and co-owner of Schoen 
Furniture in Allentown. Schoen was a 
member of the National Society of Interior 
Design and the American Society of Interior 
Design. He was an accomplished artist, 
photographer, and sailor. 

Dr. Stewart B. Shapiro '40 died Jan. 
5, 2007, in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the age 
of 87. He served in the U.S. Army during 
World War II, and then received his doctor- 
ate in clinical psychology. After practicing 
for many years, he joined the faculty of the 
University of California, Santa Barbaras 
(UCSB) Graduate School of Education 
Counseling Psychology Program. In 1970, 
he joined the faculty of the Confluent 
Education Program. After retiring in 
1989, he returned to teaching at UCSB 
until early 2006. 

Americo R. Taranto '40 died Feb. 
5, 2007, in Elizabeth, N.J., at the age of 
90. An Army veteran of World War II, he 
was employed with the Linden Board of 
Education for 44 years before retiring in 
1985 as the superintendent of schools. He 
held various positions over that 44-year 
period, but it was during his tenure as 
superintendent that he set rigorous district- 
wide policies for homework, attendance, 
and graduation. Taranto expanded the 
district s reading program and made writing 
a top priority from K-12. He supported a 
preschool program for handicapped chil- 
dren, including a program called TEDDY 
(Targeting and Evaluating Developmental 
Delayed Youngsters). He was a member of 
several different educational associations, 
and, in 1979, he was named the State 
Superintendent of the Year. 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Frederick W. Smee '41 

died Nov. 18, 2006, in Salt Lake City at 
the age of 87. He graduated from Officers 
Candidate School as a second lieuten- 
ant in 1942. He served in the Normandy, 
Northern France, Rhineland, and Ardennes 
campaigns, and the Battle of the Bulge 
under Gen. George Patton during World 
War II. Smee was awarded the Silver Star 
during the crossing of the Saare River in 
1945, where he was critically wounded 
and was also awarded the Purple Heart. He 
served his country for more than 22 years 
in the Army in various stations around the 
world. He retired from the military as a 
lieutenant colonel in 1963 and moved to 
Salt Lake City. After the military, he worked 
for the Deseret Test Center and Dugway 
Proving Ground as a civilian employee until 
1975. Among other family members, he is 
survived by brother George H. Smee '40. 

Loy A- Ebersole '42 died Dec. 13, 
2006, in Triangle, Va., at the age of 89. 
He served more than 26 years in the U.S. 
Air Force before retiring in 1968. He was 
a teacher of music in the Prince Georges 
County Public School System, and was an 
accomplished musician who was the three- 
time national champion on the flute and 
piccolo. Among other family members, 
Ebersole is survived by his wife of 63 years, 
Audrey Immler Ebersole '41. 

Russel J. Horst '42 died Nov. 28, 
2006, in Hanover Township at the age of 
86. He served in the U.S. Army during 
World War II. Horst was a metallurgist for 
Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 30 years and a 
member of Advent Moravian Church in 
Bethlehem. He was preceded in death by a 
brother, The Rev. Elmer Horst '50. 

Mary Jane Brown Fitz '45 died Nov. 
23, 2006, in Quincy at the age of 83. She 
was the first music teacher in the Antrim 
Township schools from 1945-1951. She was 
a member of the Greencastle Presbyterian 
Church. Fitz was a member of the Mount 
Vernon Chapter 398 Order of the Eastern 
Star of Waynesboro, Waynesboro Hospital 
Auxiliary, Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 
6319 Ladies Auxiliary of Greencastle, and 
Greencastle-Antrim Loyal Daughters. 

Russell Gingrich Jr., M.D., '47 died 
Jan. 13, 2007, in Cleona at the age of 
80. He served as the LVC athletic team 
physician and school doctor for 17 years 
for which he was honored as one of the 
first recipients of LVC s "Hot Dog" Frank 
Athletic Service Award. He was a U.S. Army 
Air Corps veteran of World War II, and a 
member of the Immanuel United Methodist 
Church, Cleona. Gingrich was also a mem- 
ber of the American, Pennsylvania, and 
Lebanon County medical associations. He 
retired in 1999 after 48 years of service 
as a family physician. He is survived by 
his wife, Nancy Meyer Gingrich '49; a 
brother, Robert H. Gingrich '59; and a 
sister, Betty Gingrich Rauch '47. He was 
preceded in death by a sister, Jean Gingrich 
Bomgardner '46. 

The Rev. Alvin S. Hildebrand '49 

died Oct. 10, 2006, in Columbia at the age 
of 89. He served in the U.S. Army during 
World War II with the Fourth Armored 
Division and the 224th Engineer Combat 
Battalion, in which he earned the rank of 
technical sergeant. He received the Good 
Conduct Medal, Defense Service Medal, 
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater 
Service Medal, Victory Medal, and the 
Bronze Star Medal. After being ordained in 
the Evangelical United Brethren Church, 
he served churches in Ohio and Nebraska. 
Hildebrand taught history at Manheim 
Central Junior High School for 23 years. 
He also served Wiest United Methodist 
Church in Schoeneck and Grace Chapel in 
Mount Airy. 

38 The Valley 

Mary Louise Keller '49 died Nov. 
21, 2006, in Myerstown at the age of 79. 
She was a homemaker, but in later years 
she was employed by, and then retired 
from, the Reading Hospital and Medical 
Center. Keller was a member of the Midway 
Church of the Brethren, where she served 
as an organist, sang in the church choir, 
and worshipped in the Character Builders 
Sunday School Class. She is survived by a 
daughter, Barbara Eldredge P'09, and a 
grandaughter, Mary Emilee Eldredge '09. 

Karl L. Wolf Jr. '49 died Nov. 18, 
2006, in Lebanon at the age of 79. He had 
served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired 
Cornwall-Lebanon School District teacher. 
He ran the Karl L. Wolf Jr. Driving School. 
For more than 50 years, Wolf was the leader 
of the group, Buddy Karl and the Karltons. 
He was the founder of the Lebanon Big 
Swing Band and the Lebanon Community 
Concert Band. He was the former president 
of Local 401-750 (Lebanon) American 
Federation of Musicians and helped create 
the Fred Erdman Scholarship at LVC. Wolf 
was a member of various clubs and organi- 
zations throughout Lebanon and was past 
president of many. Besides his three sons, 
he is survived by his wife, Priscilla Frantz 
Wolf '52. 


Glenn R. Aldinger '50 died Sept. 17, 
2006, in York at the age of 77. He retired 
as senior vice president from the John 
H. Myers Lumber Co. after 51 years of 
service. He served as a part-time consul- 
tant for the Wholesale Lumber Service, 
Mt. Joy. Aldinger was a director of the 
Commonwealth Bank, and served on the 
corporate board of the Mellon Bank in 

Wallace W. Furman, D.D.S., '50 died 
Sept. 18, 2006, in Valley View at the age of 
82. He was a fighter pilot in the Army Air 
Corps during World War II. He had been 
a member of F&AM Valley Lodge 797, 
the Harrisburg Consistory, Hegins Area 
Rotary, American Legion Post 575, VFW 
Post 8237, and the P51 Pilots Association. 
Furman also served on the Tri- Valley 
School Board for many years and was a self- 
employed dentist for 35 years. 

Perry S. Layser '50 died Dec. 28, 
2006, in York at the age of 82. He was a 
staff assistant in the Office of the Secretary 
of Defense and served under Robert 
McNamara. He retired in 1973 with 28 
years of service. Layser was a Marine Corps 
veteran of World War II and received a 
Purple Heart. He was a 32nd-degree Mason 
and a member of the Harrisburg Consistory 
and the Sunlight Community Church, Port 
St. Lucie, Fla. He was a life member of 
the Disabled American Veterans, Virginia 
Beach, Va. He is survived by a brother, 
Gene Layser '59. 

Helen MacFarland Bartels '51 died 
Sept. 23, 2006, in Severna Park, Md., at the 
age of 77. She was a homemaker, a member 
of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 
the Concord Quilters, the DuPont Country 
Club, and the Association of Women's 
Golfers. Her husband, George W. Bartels 
Jr. '50, preceded her in death. 

Jean Shott Dohner '51 died Oct. 11, 
2006, in Cornwall at the age of 76. She 
began her social work career with Lebanon 
Family Children's Services and was the first 
director of Lebanon County Mental Health. 
She retired as the director of the social 
work department at Philhaven Hospital 
after 25 years of service. Dohner was a life- 
long member of Trinity United Methodist 
Church, Lebanon, where she served on sev- 
eral committees. She was also a member and 
past president of the Annville branch of the 
American Association of University Women 
and the Annville Home Study Circle. 

D. Jane Lute '52 died Sept. 21, 2006, 
in Lancaster at the age of 74. She had been 
a substitute teacher and, in her later years, 
worked in the offices of the Covenant 
United Methodist Church and for Nurses 
Available. She was an active volunteer for 
the Susquehanna Valley Blind Association, 
Meals on Wheels, and the School District 
of Lancaster. For a number of years, Lutz 
ran Janes Tours, offering bus trips to vari- 
ous points of interest in Pennsylvania and 
neighboring states. She is survived by a 
son, Jeffrey O. McGary '75, husband of 
Cynthia Pike McGary '75. 

Donald L. Kreider, Ph.D., '53 died 
Dec. 7, 2006, in Sugar Hill, N.H., at the 
age of 75. In 1960, he began a career at 

Dartmouth College, teaching mathemat- 
ics and computer science. In addition, he 
twice served as chair of the department of 
mathematics and as vice-president and dean 
of student affairs. In the 1960s, Kreider 
spent three summers in Africa with the 
Entebbe Project, working closely with local 
teachers in developing a new high school 
curriculum in mathematics, textbooks, and 
teacher training materials for use in village 
schools. He held many positions with the 
Mathematical Association of America. He 
was a leader in calculus education reform 
and received one of the first grants in the 
Calculus Initiative launched by the National 
Science Foundation in 1989. In addition, 
he served on the Dartmouth College Board 
for many years and was instrumental in 
creating an advanced placement course in 
computer science. Kreider authored several 
mathematic textbooks and was working 
with his Dartmouth colleagues on another 
textbook shortly before he died. He chaired 
the Norwich, Vt., School Board and was 
instrumental in forming the first interstate 
school district in the United States, between 
Norwich, Vt., and Hanover, N.H. 

Donald H. Whitman '54 died Sept. 
13, 2006, in Glassboro, N.J., at the age of 
83. He was a veteran of World War II, serv- 
ing in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific 
Theater. He was a school teacher in 
Pennsylvania for three years before teaching 
for 26 years in the Glassboro School District. 
He was a member of the New Jersey 
Education Association, the National 
Education Association, and the American 
Legion Post No. 49, Pitman, N.J. 

Mervin A. Eppler '56 died June 27, 
2006, in Bethany Village at the age of 86. 
A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World 
War II, he was decorated with a Purple 
Heart and Air Medal. Eppler was a retired 
real estate agent and a member of the 
Harrisburg Lodge 629. 

The Rev. Jacob Stover '57 died Feb. 
24, 2006, in Thomasville. He served as a 
minister for the Idaville and Heidlersburg 
United Brethren churches for 12 years, 
the Mount Carmel, Va., United Brethren 
Church for eight years, the Mongul United 
Brethren Church in Shippensburg for 16 
years, and as interim minister at several 
churches during his career. 

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Murray B. Grosky, M.D., '57 died 
Dec. 23, 2006, in Lebanon at the age 
of 70. He was a retired internist with a 
subspecialty in endocrinology. He was a 
member of the Congregation Beth Israel, 
Lebanon, where he was past president of 
the congregation and member of B'nai 
B nth. He was the founder of Lebanon 
Internal Medicine and served as president 
from 1968-1995. Grosky served as chair- 
man of the department of medicine at 
Good Samaritan Hospital and the former 
Lebanon Valley General Hospital. He was 
a clinical associate professor of medicine 
at Jefferson Medical School and a clinical 
assistant professor in medicine at Penn State 
Hershey Medical Center. He was a member 
and past chairman of the board of trustees 
of Good Samaritan Hospital, and a mem- 
ber of various organizations and medical 
associations. Grosky was an accomplished 
drummer and formed a dance band called 
the Arrhythmias. He played in the Lebanon 
Big Band, as well as the Dave Pell Sextet. 
He is survived by his wife, Marsha Chaitt 
Grosky '60, to whom he was married for 
45 years. 

Kenneth R. Fegan '58 died Nov. 6, 
2006, in Arfnville at the age of 70. He taught 
in the Annville-Cleona School District for 35 
years and served on various district, local, 
and state committees related to the 
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. 
Fegan was instrumental in piloting a state- 
funded "Arts In Education Program" for the 
district and state. Having taught vocal and 
instrumental music to grades K-12, he was 
involved with concert and marching bands, 
high school musicals, and mixed choral 
groups. He also served as music department 
chairperson and District Fine Arts chairper- 
son for 16 years. Fegan was an Annville 
Township Commissioner, a member of 
Annville Townships Historic Architectural 
Review Board, and a member of 
the board of the Lebanon Country Historic 
Society. After his retirement, he was an 
auction gallery manager, and then became a 
co-owner of the Travel Company, specializing 
in custom group travel. 


The Rev. William Ramey Jr. '60 died 
Jan. 21, 2007, in Winchester, Va., at the 
age of 69. He served as a member of the 
ordained clergy for the Virginia Conference 

of the United Methodist Church until his 
retirement in June 1997 and was ordained 
as an elder in 1964. He was a member of 
various organizations and a former member 
of LVCs Board of Trustees. Ramey was 
chaplain of the Hamilton Ruritan Club and 
the Chester AARP, a charter board member 
of the Loudoun Family YMCA, and mem- 
bership chairman of Chester Family YMCA. 
He was secretary of the United Methodist 
Foundation Virginia Conference and super- 
vising pastor of Candidates of Ordained 
Ministry, counseling elder, and chair of the 
Ashburn United Methodist New Church 

Kenneth P. Kirkpatrick '64 died Feb. 
1, 2007, in Great Falls, Mont., at the age 
of 78. He was an insurance adjuster and 
owner/operator of a trailer park in Jackson, 
Wyo. Kirkpatrick was a member of the Sons 
of the American Revolution and an avid 

The Rev. Lewis Maurer '64 died 
Dec. 30, 2006, in Littlestown at the age of 
64. He served in Vietnam with the 101st 
Airborne Division earning the Bronze Star. 
He served as hospital chaplain and post- 
administrative chaplain at Fort McClellan. 
Maurer served as unit chaplain while in 
West Germany and as brigade chaplain for 
two years in Korea. He was an instructor 
at the U.S. Army Aviation School at Fort 
Rucker, Ala., and he retired from the U.S. 
Army in 1989. He then served as pastor 
of the Christ United Methodist Church in 
Harrisburg and at Barts Centenary United 
Methodist Church, Litdestown. 

Robert Milton Wenner '66 died Aug. 
20, 2006, in Pineville, La,, at the age of 
70. He retired in August 1987 as a senior 
resident agent with the FBI after 35 years 
of service. Wenner was a 32-degree Mason, 
a member of the DeRidder Lodge 271 
F&AM, and the El Karubah Temple, Cenla 
Shrine Club, as well as a past patron of 
J.T. Charnley #197 Order of the Eastern 
Star. He was a member of the First United 
Methodist Church, Pineville. 

W. Daniel Furst, D.D.S., '67 died 
Oct. 22, 2006, in Durham, N.C., at the 
age of 60. He practiced dentistry for 29 
years in Warminster as a partner in a large 
practice before going into private practice 
in 1982. He was also a clinical instructor 

at Temple University School of Dentistry. 
Furst was a member of the American 
Dental Association, the American Academy 
of General Dentistry, the North Carolina 
Dental Society, and the Pennsylvania Dental 

John R. McFadden '68 died Jan. 21, 
2007, in Hershey at the age of 60. During 
his career, he worked for a variety of non- 
profit organizations, most recendy as a 
professional fund raiser for the Masonic 
Village, Elizabethtown. McFadden was a 
member of several organizations, includ- 
ing the Zembo Shriners and Scottish Rite, 
both of Harrisburg; the Association of Fund 
Raising Professionals; and he was a member 
and past president of both the Palmyra Area 
Education Foundation and Campbelltown 
Lions Club. McFadden was a member of 
Trinity Lutheran Church. 


Mark A. Hebda '78 died on Dec. 16, 
2006, at age 50, due to an automobile 
accident. He was an avid race car driver 
and a member of the Ford Performance 
Association Club. 

Colleen G. Hilt 78, P'08 died Nov. 
15, 2006, in Sellersville at the age of 50. 
She was employed as a music teacher for the 
North Penn School District for 25 years. 
She taught eighth- and ninth-grade chorus 
and directed the Women's Ensemble at the 
Pennbrook Middle School. She served as a 
supply organist for various area churches, 
most recently for the Christ Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Tlnicum, where she was 
a member. Hilt sang with two different 
choir festivals at the Lincoln Center in New 
York City under the direction of Sir David 
Wilcox and Robert Shaw. She is survived by 
a daughter, Heather Meier '08. 

Charles D. Kline Jr., 78, P'09 died 
Oct. 22, 2006, in Maryland at the age of 
50. He is survived by a son, Charles D. 
Kline III '09. 

Anna Jean Gagliano 79 died Nov. 10, 
2006, in Lebanon at age 68. She was a reg- 
istered nurse from the Lebanon VA Medical 
Center. Gagliano was a member of Christ 
Church United Church of Christ, Annville, 
and attended Trinity United Church of 
Christ, Palmyra. 

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k^y LVC CLlumni programs present.. 

Shades of Ireland — CL may 2008 alumni Crip 









oin LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald and his wife, 

Mary Warner, on a 1 0-day trip to the Emerald Isle. Ireland 

is a land of green hills, warm people, stately castles, and 

llicking ftin. Visit Limerick, Killarney, Waterford, and Dublin 

this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, 

rbulent history, and hospitable culture. 

bur tour begins in Limerick where you will experience medieval 
reland and the ambiance of a real castle during a Fun-filled 
anquet featuring music, food, and traditional entertainment. 
>urney to the stunning, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for 
we-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands, 
ravel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the 
wld, the Ring of Kerry. Kiss the famous Blarney Stone, visit 
be Midleton Whiskey Distillery for a tour and tasting, and 
Jte a tour of the world-famous Waterford Crystal factory. End 
>ur trip in Dublin where you will enjoy visiting St. Patrick's 
Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Grafton Park, and the rest of this 
istoric, world-class city, 

dark May 20, 2008, mid contact the Office of Alumni Programs fa 
becifics and a brochure at or 1-800-ALVM-LVi 

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